Stokes is a poet, photographer and teacher based in the Lansing
area. She specializes in poetry as a performance art and serves
as the coordinator of the Old Town Poetry Series, one of the hottest
poetry venues in Mid-Michigan. At Michigan State University, she
works as a specialist teaching students from around the world the
rhythm and tonal qualities of English. One of Lansing's favorite
poets,she loves the music in language and believes that voice is
a powerful ally in life. Together with Bob Rentschler, Ruelaine
will help you bring natural energy and confidence into your voice
at the "Giving Life to the Spoken Word" workshop.
Life to the Spoken Word / 2:40
Want to make words jump off the page, stand up and shout?
This workshop will show you how to infuse a poem, story or
speech with vital energy, how to catch and hold the attention
of your audience. Together, poets Ruelaine Stokes and Bob
Rentschler will teach basic oral performance techniques that
will infuse verbal magic into any spoken word performance.
This workshop will be interactive and allow participants to
practice a variety of spoken word techniques. Fun!