Your Poem is Lasagna, Layered.
Join 2010 World Poetry Slam champion Ian Keteku as he explores the layers beneath a poem and performance. Many times performance poets unintentionally come across as preachy, ranting, angry.
How do we get our “message” to be effectively communicated? How do we intentionally dig beneath the layers to find the truth of our story?
Keteku has coached two championship teams and assisted countless others in finding the deeper and layered truth behind the issues and topics poets choose to write about.
Searching for the actual truth, not the truth we hope is true or think should be true helps us communicate better, opens up doors for creativity and in a slam context equates to higher scores.
Participants are asked to bring writing utensils and concepts for poems they hope to write one day. Do not come in with poems you are unwilling to have changed.
This event is all ages.
Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets. Masterclass entry is not included in Festival Pass.
Havana Theatre is an accessible venue. To reach the theatre, you must pass through the restaurant to the gallery space. On the right, is a black door leading into the theatre. There is a narrow hallway and two doors to access the performance space, but no stairs. The hallway to the washrooms is very narrow, accessible for wheelchairs, possibly tight for scooters.