STUDENT WORKSHOPS

manhattan-based workshops

5 West 19th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Emotional Historians

 

led by Jon Sands

Mondays, September 24th – November 12th @ 4:30- 6:30pm

In the world of people, a celebration is often laced with melancholy, joy is a border that surrounds sorrow, and fear is usually a doorbell away from bravery. So, how the fork can we construct poems that acknowledge a complicated and dynamic world? How do we avoid writing that transforms us into caricatures? How do we convey what it feels like to be us, alive in 2018? If the job of the artist is that of an emotional historian, then we must create poems that are as multi-dimensional and layered as the people who write them. In this generative workshop, we’ll explore, produce, and perform poems that strike many notes at once. Bring a notebook, pen, and a sense of adventure, as we take our writing to the edge of the world, and bring back proof that we’ve been there.

 

CREATIVE STUDIO COLLECTIVE: WRITING, PRODUCTION, AND RECORDING

Led by Chris Belmont.

Fridays, September 28th – November 16th @ 4:30-6:30pm

Ready to get into the studio with your music & poetry, but not sure where to start? Join the Creative Studio Collective! Led by accomplished producer and vocal coach Chris Belmont, we will explore writing and recording, elements of music theory, work on lyrics and lines, studio technique, and more! Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to record their work in our on-site recording studio. Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Poetry, all genres welcome!

Got Bars? Writing, Production, and Studio Recording

led by Chris Belmont

Thursdays, September 27th – November 15th @ 4:30-6:30pm

Ready to get into the studio with your music & poetry, but not sure where to start? Join the Creative Studio Collective! Led by accomplished producer and vocal coach Chris Belmont, we will explore writing and recording, elements of music theory, work on lyrics and lines, studio technique, and more! Participants of this workshop will have the opportunity to record their work in our on-site recording studio. Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Poetry, all genres welcome!

#NYCPoet (Past, Present, and You)

Poetry & Performance Workshop  
Led by Erica Fabri

Fridays, April 20th – June 8th @ 4:30-6:30pm

The tradition of being a poet is an ancient and global practice; however, being a New York City poet has always been, and still is, its own rare and magic animal. In this writing workshop we will analyze and discuss powerful examples of poets that lived and wrote in the five boroughs (including Urban Word NYC Youth Poets and Mentors past and present); we will then write our own poems inspired by this city; creating the next generation’s voice of the #NYCPOET.



creatively college bound (CCB)

Erica Fabri • Every September to December

This program is geared towards high school juniors & seniors who want their creative critical voice to soar over the tedium of the college application process. Using spoken word and hip-hop as inspiration, we will write high-quality college application essays and explore numerous scholarship opportunities. This workshop will put you on track to get into college, and earn scholarships.

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