RUMBLE SA Workshop #1 with Manal Younus

Salisbury Institute Hall

17/19 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury, South Australia

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

A FREE workshop for ages 26 and under. Presented by Spoken Word SA in partnership with Arts South Australia, Writers SA and The City of Salisbury’s 12 – 25 program. Salisbury Institute Hall, 17/19 Wiltshire Street Salisbury South Australia.

A diverse skill set is needed to be an accomplished spoken word performer. They include compositional skills (adapting vocabulary and grammar to the medium, developing an authorial voice, choice of poetic style), performance skills (vocal technique and phrasing, creating a unique stage presence, timing, memorisation, dealing with mistakes) and professional skills (meeting deadlines, working within event guidelines, building a public profile). If you are 26 or under please join us in this brand new initiative aimed at sharpening the skills of both developing and brand new young artists.

Join Manal Younus, published poet, Australian Poetry Slam finalist and community advocate together with two time Australian Poetry Slam Finalist and Spoken Word SA co-director Kami McInnes as they guide you in a free half day workshop that will encourage you to create new work that can be developed, critiqued and rehearsed in the workshop environment. The Rumble SA will then offer participants an opportunity to showcase their work at a series of poetry slam performance events.

MANAL YOUNUS is an Australian based freelance storyteller who hops between Kaurna Land and Naarm so often that she no longer knows where she lives. As a Muslim with Eritrean origins living in Australia, the young writer and spoken word artist uses her poetry to both discover and strengthen her identity as well as to spark thought and discussions amongst those around her. Manal facilitates writing and performance workshops in schools, community groups and professional environments to encourage others to develop their own voices.

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