"Sampling" & Poetry: a Poetry Workshop for Grades 6-12

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hamline Midway Library

Event Details

Want to expand your writing techniques? Join performer and poet Becca Barniskis who will lead a poetry workshop on using “found text” like hip hop beatmakers use samples. We’ll select text from books, newspapers, magazines, song lyrics, video games, etc. and arrange the fragments in different patterns. We’ll look for the collision of unexpected elements through this “sampling,” and expand our notion of what poetry is and what it can do. Feel free to bring your phone or laptop or tablet if you want to make some recordings—or just yourself!

Instructor Bio: Becca Barniskis is a professional poet, educator and performer. She has published two books and performs her music and poetry regularly around the Twin Cities.

Event Type(s): Arts/Entertainment
Age Group(s): Teen