Spoken Word Poetry

What to Bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • Feel free to bring any writing you’ve been working on at home

What to Wear

  • Casual

Spoken Word Poetry

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Duration: 1.5 Hours

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to transform personal stories into spoken word poetry
  • Develop poetry writing skills (explore themes, simile, metaphor)
  • Work on performing your newly-crafted poem

What You Get

  • Unlock your voice!

Description

Want to unleash your inner poet?

Ever dreamt of performing your own poetry in front of an audience?

In this 1.5 hour workshop you’ll learn techniques and prompts that will help you to ignite your poetic spark and distill personal stories into captivating performances and transform your own narratives!

Ee’da is spoken-word artist has featured twice in Bowery Poetry Club in New York City and has performed her poetry at the Arts Centre, Federation Square, United Nations Conference amongst many others.  She has toured with heavyweight poets like Luka Lesson, EZB and Omar Musa and received a UNESCO grant to in 2015 to receive mentorship in diversity training through poetry from City of Literature. 

ABOUT EE'DA

Ee’da is a spoken-word performance artist, a dancer, an arts educator and a musician. Her sound traverses hip-hop, soul, folk, reggae and electronica, bound together by a unique style resonating with vitality, passion and grace.  She sources her art mostly from personal experiences and transmutes adversity into artistic offerings to sooth the soul.

Her art has been performed on stages like the Arts Centre, United Nations Conference opening at the Exhibition Centre, the legendary Bowery Poetry Club NYC, National Day Celebrations in Aajmer, India, The Silveroom in Chicago, and the Federation Square in Australia.

She has presented her works on RRR and PBS, published her work on Rebelle Society. In 2012, at the Sydney Harmony International Short Film Festival, she earned the title of Most Original Concept for ‘Fade to white’, a spoken word piece discussing the disturbing practice of skin-bleaching among women of colour.

Ee’da has worked with a broad range of established musicians including Illuminati Congo(US), Cyclonious (UK), Hugo(AU), DJ Nomad(NZ), Mista Savona(AU) Caveman(JM) and has supported international acts such as Lyrics Born and Dead Prez.

She is the Founder and Creative Director of Sisters for Sisters (SFS)a women’s arts and music collective that spearheads fundraising initiatives for worthy causes locally and abroad. Most recently, she was awarded the ‘Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence’ from the Government House for her engagement in community work.

She may wear many hats but Ee’da is driven by a singular passion – to live a purposeful life, living for the love of music, community, the arts and the simple power of expression.

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