Marshall Festival ’15 Spoken Word Workshops

Published Monday, September 28, 2015

Two free Spoken Word workshops are scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 1 and Thurs., Oct. 15 in Bellows Academic room 231 on the campus of Southwest Minnesota State University. The workshops are open to SMSU students and community members who want to learn the craft of spoken word poetry. 

 Those who attend both workshops will be considered to perform for the Spoken Word Night to be held during Marshall Festival ’15 at Brau Brothers Brewery on Sat., Oct. 24 from 9-11 p.m.

  “This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about performance poetry,” said Professor Ben Walker who, along with Professor Marianne Zarzana, is organizing the workshops.    

 Three professional spoken word artists will perform first at the Brau Brothers event. They includes two Native American writers, Sarah Agaton Howes and Trevino Brings Plenty, along with Nick White, SMSU creative writing alumnus and award-winning spoken word artist. The selected spoken word workshop participants will follow them.

 A free will offering will be taken for Yellow Medicine Review, SMSU’s literary journal of indigenous voices.

  To register for the two free workshops, email: Marianne.Zarzana@SMSU.edu. For more information, call Marianne Zarzana at 507-537-7251 or Ben Walker, 507-537-6126. The SMSU English Department and Communication Studies Program are co-sponsoring the two workshops.

 For more information about SMSU’s Marshall Festival visit: www.smsu.edu/marshallfestival/.