Ruelaine Stokes

Ruelaine 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.


Giving Life to the Spoken Word / 2:40 to 4:20
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!


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