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"Drop the Mic" Spoken Word Poetry Workshop with "iCon"

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Start Date:
April 29, 2017
End Date:
April 29, 2017
Classroom D, 2nd Floor of Rapides Foundation Building
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In this interactive workshop, led by award-winning spoken word poetry artist Sha'Condria "iCon" Sibley, participants from teens to adults will be introduced to the highly popular art form of spoken word poetry through live performance and instruction. You will become equipped with foundational skills needed to turn your thoughts, feelings, life experiences, and worldview into rhythmic, poetic expression. With other participants, you will look at spoken word as a tool for effective and creative self-expression and have an opportunity to create an original spoken word poetry piece. Register, here []

ABOUT THE ARTIST: iCon is a nationally-acclaimed championship poet/spoken word artist/actress/teaching artist. As a founding member Team SNO (Slam New Orleans), she has helped to lead the team where few other slam teams have gone before, winning multiple regional and national titles, solidifying the team as a “dynasty” in the world of slam poetry. In 2014, iCon partnered with the Alexandria Museum of Art in her hometown to become the host and organizer of the Rhythm & Rhymes Spoken Word Performing Arts Series, a quarterly showcase at the museum that gained statewide popularity. Her work has been featured on national and international outlets such as Upworthy, Huffington Post, For Harriet, Fusion, Marie Claire, and, especially after her poem “To All the Little Black Girls With Big Names” went viral. 

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