(Poetry) Slam 101 with C.L. “Rooster” Martinez

Presented by Gemini Ink Literary Arts Center at Gemini Ink Writing Arts Center, San Antonio TX

Sep 10 2022
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Oct 01 2022
(Poetry) Slam 101 with C.L. “Rooster” Martinez

Christopher “Rooster” Martinez is an educator and spoken word poet from San Antonio, Texas. He earned a MA/MFA in Creative Writing, Literature & Social Justice at Our Lady of the Lake University. He is the author of two poetry books: A Saint for Lost Things (Alabrava Press, 2020) and As it is in Heaven (Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press, 2020). For twelve years, Rooster competed and won slams across the country and co-founded the literary nonprofit Write Art Out Inc.

Watching a slam poetry performance can be contagious and make you want to take the stage. Take the first steps towards that microphone with this deep dive into the world of slam poetry with spoken word veteran, C.L. “Rooster” Martinez!

(Poetry) Slam 101 is a performance and generative workshop that will examine the background and history of slam poetry as an event and competitive form. Participants will create work for the slam/competitive stage, learn editing strategies for work intended for the slam stage, collaborate on team or “group poems”, and receive instant feedback on written work and performances and strategies (examples and coaching) for the slam stage.

ADMISSION INFO

Nonmember: $125;   Member: $105;   Student/Vet/Mil: $75

Scholarships AVAILABLE!!!

Contact: 210-734-9673

Email: info@geminiink.org

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Sep 24, 2022 at 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 1, 2022 at 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Gemini Ink Writing Arts Center

1111 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205

PARKING INFO

Parking is available behind the main building and at several nearby lots.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

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