Each person is a unique individual. But how can we be confident enough to reveal who we are through language and movement? Spoken word is a performance art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play such as intonation and voice inflection. This term includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including poetry slams, jazz poetry, and hip-hop, and can include prose monologues. It is also a form of poetry, which is written ‘from the heart’ and reflects our personalities. Expressing your personality in front of people, communicating your ideas, might be a challenge for some but with great rewards. Through dynamic exercises and play the participants will work with each other to create a safe environment and develop awareness, confidence and practical skills in writing and presentation in front of people.
Reader in Creative Writing, Bath Spa University, Bath||
Reader in Creative Writing, Bath Spa University, Bath
| ||Lucy English is a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University where she is Head of the Creative Writing Research Centre. She is a spoken word poet and novelist. She is a Co-director, with Sarah Tremlett, of Liberated Words, a CIC company, which creates, curates and screens poetry films. Lucy is currently creating a digital project, The Book of Hours, a reimagining of a medieval book of hours in poetry film format. Films from this project have been screened at many international poetry film festivals including Visible Verse, Canada; Weimar, Germany; Lisbon, Portugal; Poole Lighthouse and Newlyn in the UK.She is researching the placement of spoken word in poetry films. Her second collection of poetry will be published by Burning Eye Press in Oct 2018.|
Artist and Performance Coach, Vienna
| ||Anat Stainberg is an actress and performer, a writer and a passionate stage fright coach and trainer. She is on stages and in front of cameras since she is 14 years old. After graduating from acting school in Tel Aviv she worked as an actress in theaters, TV and films. She then continued her studies in Amsterdam and graduated with Diploma in Performance art. She created and directed big scale productions in theaters, museums and galleries and taught in art universities around Europe. In 2015, already living and working 8 years in Vienna she discovered coaching. Since then she conducts group seminars and individual coaching sessions in the private and business sector.|