Thursday, July 15, 2010

NLS News...

I signed up for this poetry workshop... presentations tips will carry over to my art work....

Sunday, July 18, at 2-4:30 p.m.

Poetry Performance Workshop: Reading Your Work Aloud in Public
Join guest teacher, writer, playwright & actress Kisha X. Palmer as she leads discussions with poet laureate and former public speaking instructor, Tammy Robacker on how to read poetry aloud, combat nervousness, impromptu reading and confidence building. Special appearance and performance by two local Spoken Word artists: Josh Rizeberg and Quincy 'Q Dot' Henry. Both poets will visit to perform, share pointers and inspiration on memorization and stage presence. Attendees are encouraged to bring 2-3 of their own poems for classroom activities and stand up exercises. Don't be shy! Join in the fun!

Stage as Sacred Space
A discussion on the privilege of being on stage and the dynamics inherently at play before you even open your mouth as the performer

Attitude of gratitude
Letting the audience take you in
Exercise: Entrance and Exit-Walking the Plank - an exploration of the way we carry our bodies

-Timing is everything
A discussion of the value and importance of reading out loud at home, an exploration of the pause-and what kind of eye contact do you use?
Exercise: Styles (we will practice diferent styles of speech --operatic, twang, loud, super fast) with text and then find a neutral.

-Your audience wants to love you
A discussion of the attitude and assumptions that might keep us from being our brightest best self at our readings!

News from the National Collage Society

National Collage Society, Inc. , 254 West Streetsboro Street, Hudson, OH

[didn't get an award but fun to be part of this exhibit...]


LOCATION:The Mansfield Art Center: Mansfield, OH and
DATES: June 20, 2010 through July 25, 2010 13 winners images

Craig Lucas, Kent State University Emeritus Professor was the awards judge for this year's exhibit and had this to say:

"I really enjoyed the necessary concentration because of the postcard format limitation. I was pleased with the dimensionality-texture of some of the works. Several I selected were of that nature. I was drawn to the collages that were, for want of a better description - 'poetic', that is there was some sense of scale, in surprise of color or rhythmic incident that played a part in the composition. The range of expression was impressive."