Saturday, November 23rd, 9:30am — 5pm

Poetry at the Speed of Sound

with the StoryLab!

Poetry at the Speed of Sound
Free spoken word workshops with
Lucas Smiraldo, Tacoma’s Poet Laureate

Saturday, November 23, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
StoryLab & Olympic Room, Main Library
Create poems and perform them with power, confidence and certainty. Create original content that changes the air currents and shakes up listeners. Make a poem that packs a wallop. Join Tacoma’s new poet Laureate Lucas Smiraldo in a writing and spoken word workshop designed to move your message from the paper to the microphone to digital media, all in one day. Explore your writing voice and performance identity. Folks who take this workshop will come away with the ability to:
•Write original works of poetry with full of life and absent of stereotypes
•Revise your works into lean pieces of spoken word
•Prepare performance for recording that will move new listeners and viewers
•Develop finished audio works that can be partnered with various forms of digital media
•Find renewed pride and power in their emerging voices

The presenter: Lucas Smiraldo is Tacoma’s Poet Laureate and a multi genre generative artist. His recent works include a 17 track CD titled Voice of the Americas which was coupled with an original score from sound artist Wrick Wolff and a series of short films titled “Slam Town”. Luke will publish two works of poetry including the book “Practice” which will be coupled with original black and white works from a local photographer. Luke has performed commissions for the Tacoma Art Museum, The Museum of Glass, The Black Pilots Association, Seattle Mayor’s Hip Hop Awards, Hempfest and many others. He is currently developing a several new web series as properties for his production company, Auricle.

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Contact Info
David Domkoski
Main Library - Olympic Room
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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