Saturday, 6 March 2010

Slamming Burlesque

Learn how to slam

THE ‘self-styled Amy Winehouse’ of poetry will lead a workshop on the art of competitive slamming on the weekend of World Poetry Day later this month.

Sophia Blackwell will appear at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, on 20 March to show wannabe slammers the tricks of the trade. The event will offer plenty of chances for people to write and focus on their own work during the day.

A poetry slam is a competition where poets recite work before a live audience and are judged against rival poets not just on their performance, but also on the way they are presented and the audience’s reaction.

“Sophia will be giving tips on the art of performance poetry as well as giving a live demonstration of why she’s won so many poetry competitions herself,” said a spokesperson. “She describes her style and sound as ‘what you’d get if Amy Winehouse wrote poetry’, taking on similar issues and dressing in the burlesque fashion."

For more information for the event ‘Sophia Blackwell: Wall Slam at Temple Newsam House’ visit Leeds’ website. The venue is located at: Temple Newsam House  Temple Newsam Road  Off Selby Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire,  LS15 0AE.


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