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 Claudia Schmidt, singer &
storyteller extraordinaire, 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 / 12:20
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, poet Ruelaine Stokes and singer/storyteller
Claudia Schmidt will teach basic oral performance techniques
that will bring a jolt of authentic soul power and verbal
magic into any spoken word performance. This workshop will
be interactive and allow participants to practice a variety
of spoken word techniques. Fun!