Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Poetry WORKSHOP

On Sat Jan 24th we had a poetry workshop taught by a local poet and educator Darren Edwards who taught us how to Put More Life into Our Poetry when reading it out loud. He suggested we read slowly savoring each word and silences when needed, to let emotions show through our presentation but not use our "poetic voices" which are kind of sing songy and mushy...my words. Also at the end to pause and let the audience realize the poem is over before continuing or sitting down. Lots of great ideas to utilize. Thanks Darren for sharing your experiences and for performing some of your own works.

Our Dixie Poets president Alma Richie talks to our teacher Darren Edwards
Lots of talented poets came to learn how to improve presenting their poems
Thanks to the library for hosting us and UTSPS for paying our speaker
Thanks to Darren Edwards for sharing his talents with us

4 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Lin, we have a lady in our writers' group who reads her poetry with the passion you describe. I love her voice!

Terri Tiffany said...

Isn't that part of writing poetry? Reading with emotion.

Mare said...

Great suggestions...I love poetry!

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

I had to write 2 limmericks for my grandsons. It's in a page a day book of questions. This is the family who may be moving to SF...Probably moving...going to move...and the one that lived the closest to us...like 20 minutes away. Every Sunday dinner together. Rats.