The Brooklyn Poetry Slam Writing Workshop is designed to investigate how our experiences can inform our poetry. Focusing on imagery and new ways in which we study contemporary poetry, this workshop will bloom new writing in an effort to create an urgent dialogue using our memories as limbs with their own language. The workshop consists of five components: analysis, discussion, writing & editing. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to share your work during the open mic afrer the Brooklyn Poetry Slam directly following the workshop.
Led by Jive Poetic.
Capacity for this workshop has been reached. A waitlist is available.
- Please arrive 10 minutes early to start promptly at 5:30PM.
- Come with your favorite notebook and pen!
Jive Poetic is a writer, organizer, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA in Media Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his MFA in Writing and Activism from Pratt Institute. In 2017 Jive was the first recipient of the John Morning Award for Art and Service. He is the founder of Insurgent Poets Society, Carnival Slam: Cultural Exchange, and co-founder of the Brooklyn Poetry Slam. His work has been showcased on season four of TVONE’s Lexus Verses and Flow, PBS News Hour, and BET. International recognition and support for his work has come from the British Arts Council; US Embassies in Australia, Brazil, and Poland; and the Minister Of Culture in Antigua and Barbuda. When he is not on tour or hosting, he teaches poetry and hip – hop workshops to at risk youth in New York City and the surrounding area.