RCLAS is famous for its workshops — our facilitators are top-notch and their impact is phenomenal. Don’t miss out!

These sessions are aimed at both writers and fans of literature. On average, RCLAS runs a workshop a month. Costs are extremely reasonable — and even better if you’re an RCLAS member.

Angelica RCLAS Workshop May 18 2019

RCLAS Writing Workshop: “New Beginnings”
Facilitator:  Angelica Poversky
Date: Saturday May 18, 2019
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: Anvil Centre, 4th Floor. Rm 417

Close to New West Skytrain Station.
Wheelchair Accessible.

Workshop Fees: RCLAS Members $15/Non-members $25

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Description: New Beginnings is a workshop that focuses on welcoming the new, and getting rid of the old through performance poetry, poetry improvisation and clowning poetry exercises. With exercises such as crafting a“rid-list”, exorcising old grief through comedic performances, and stream-of-consciousness poetry writing, this workshop will not only hone in on the development of poetic skill, but also serves as a way to cope and continue. We are often taught that poetry where every word matters so deeply, we can’t ever imagine replacing it – this workshop is in the opposite vein. During New Beginnings, workshop participants will learn to let go of their dear poetic babies and introduce spontaneity, creativity and delight into their craft.

The entire workshop is extremely interactive with emphasize on participation. Each step is an activity, an exercise and most work will be done on their feet. There will be traditional writing done as well, where participants will be encouraged to share. Most of the focus and activities are centered around performance and improvisation around poetry.

Wear some comfy clothes, bring a pen, paper, and a fun attitude… and you’ll be all set!

 BIO: Angelica Poversky is a poet, rapper, clown and media artist. Her work frequently is situated between art, activism and play. She’s shared the stage with clowns, comedians, politicians, scientists and rabbis. She’s performed poetry at the United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial, environmental conferences across Vancouver and at social justice events like the CHIMO Voices Against Violence Against Women Conference. She’s the coach of the UBC slam poetry team, facilitates ongoing workshops at the Roundhouse community center on performance poetry and is part of the clown-poetry nationally touring trio, The Tiny Tricycle Poets. Her cine-poem “Entropy of Forgiveness” has featured at international festivals. She’s Vancouver’s Top 24 under 24 and a City of Richmond Arts Award Winner.

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