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Creating a Spoken Word Stage Show


  • The Saltire Society 9 Fountain Close, Edinburgh EH1 1TF (map)

This masterclass weekend is designed for any spoken word poet who is in the process of creating a full-length spoken word show, or who wants to explore the possibilities of long-form spoken word poetry (20 mins - 60 min show). Whether you have already written your first draft, are at the tentative planning stages, or are someone with a show under their belt but who’d benefit from outside direction, this masterclass is for you. Facilitated by experienced spoken word producer, programmer, director and performer Jenny Lindsay, this weekend will explore the craft of spoken word theatre from initial planning to first draft, offering tips, advice and solid feedback to aid you in creating your show. Spaces limited so book swiftly!

Jenny Lindsay is one of Scotland’s foremost programmers and producers of spoken word theatre, the founder of Flint & Pitch Productions, and an experienced writer and performer of spoken word poetry. She has written and produced two of her own solo shows, was the director of the work-in-progress version of ‘The Drift’ by Hannah Lavery, which is subsequently now under the production/ direction of the National Theatre of Scotland, and has been recognised as ‘one of Scotland’s finest cultural innovators’ by Gutter Magazine. She is recognised as a passionate advocate for fellow spoken word poets and regularly provides dramaturgical and directorial support for fellow poet/ performers, as well as providing a platform for new and emerging voices through Flint & Pitch’s showcase events.

Tickets, £45. Available at eventbrite.com.