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22: Who are You? Spoken Word Poetry: How to Express Yourself in Front of People

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in englischer Sprache

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 Chair
Artist and Performance Coach, Vienna Chair


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.

Seminar Week

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15:00 - 17:30Treasure HuntSocial
18:00 - 19:30WelcomePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Bread and WineSocial


09:30 - 13:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Special Lecture: Global MuckrakingPlenary


Seminar 16: Participatory Leadership – a Practice of Leading by Dialogue and Co-CreationSeminar
Seminar 17: LEADfit – the Art of LeadershipSeminar
Seminar 18: Human-Centered Design: New Design Approaches for Open and Sustainable SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 19: Life is (Not) a Game – Critical Game DesignSeminar
Seminar 20: How Mindfulness Increases ResilienceSeminar
Seminar 21: Warrior of the Heart – DojoSeminar
Seminar 22: Who are You? Spoken Word Poetry: How to Express Yourself in Front of PeopleSeminar
Seminar 23: “It does matter where” – Sensing and Questioning SpaceSeminar
Seminar 24: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 25: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 26: Dramatic Thinking: Using Art to Communicate Your Ideas More PowerfullySeminar
Seminar 27: Sing – Listen – Create – LeadSeminar
Seminar 28: Music – a Social Utopia?!Seminar
Seminar 29: All the World’s a StageSeminar


Seminar 01: Innovation in Plant Breeding – Opportunity or Threat for Our Food Security?Seminar
Seminar 02: Europe and the Challenge of DisintegrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Liberty and Security in Africa: Evidence and Voices from the Continent and BeyondSeminar
Seminar 04: Promises and Challenges of UrbanisationSeminar
Seminar 05: Liberty and Security in the Context of Women’s RightsSeminar
Seminar 06: The Global Economic BattlegroundSeminar
Seminar 07: Visual Culture: Images of Power and Power of ImageSeminar
Seminar 08: Politics and Religion: Spaces and Boundaries of FreedomSeminar
Seminar 09: Quantum Technologies – a New Era of InnovationSeminar
Seminar 10: The EU and its Neighbours – EU Foreign Policy Between Ambition and PragmatismSeminar
Seminar 11: Water Security for People and Nature – Present to 2050 (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 12: Noncommunicable Diseases – How to Control and Prevent Them (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 13: How Can the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society Work? (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 14: Intellectual Self-Defence (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 15: Digital Democracy Lab (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar


15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar


09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar


10:30 - 12:00Ceremonial Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2019Plenary
12:00 - 14:00Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 17:00Seminar 16-29Seminar


09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar


09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar
20:15 - 21:45International EveningPlenary


09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar