WRITE ON! Institute 2011

WRITE ON! Spoken Word + Hip Hop Institute 2011
presented by MN Spoken Word Association
in partnership w/ the U of M’s Theater + Dance Dept.

Two weekends:
Fri May 20th – Sun May 22nd
Fri June 10th – Sun June 12th

10:00 – 2:00pm
Rarig Center (University of MN)
330 – 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Facilitators + Guests: J. Otis Powell!, Rafael Casal (Bay  Area), Khary Jackson (6 is 9), Chantz Erolin, Tou Saiko Lee, E.G. Bailey, Sha Cage, Danez Smith, Brittany Delaney + more

WRITE ON! Final Showcase & Anniversary Benefit:
June 12th · 6:00 – 8:00pm · $10
Rarig Center · Rarig Thrust Theater
(ASL interpreted for the deaf + hearing impaired)

WHAT TO EXPECT: Now in its 4th year, the Institute brings together distinguished hip hop and spoken word practitioners, academics and scholars from the Twin Cities and beyond, alongside artists, students and interested teachers. Highlights include networking, workshops, a performance showcase and open discourse around the practice, integration and possibilities of spoken word poetics and hip hop in classes, research, community work and curriculum.

The MN Spoken Word Association’s E.G.Bailey + Sha Cage have presented similar classes and institutes in other cities and at other universities. They facilitate the institute annually alongside accomplished instructors. The institute has become an annual event that nurtures strategies and discourse on the usage of urban art forms, and gives teachers basic tools and ideas of integrating new ways to engage students. It allows students to go deeper in their interests and make important social justice connections. The MN Spoken Word Association has a 10 year history, and is Minnesota’s premier Spoken Word organization dedicated to urban arts and literacy programming for youth year round.

For more information: www.mnspokenword.com. There is limited space, and registration closes May 14th. Register via email to: mnswa.mail@gmail.com or sha.mnswa@gmail.com.

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