Poetry is the language of the soul. It has the potential to help us process trauma, address harm, and inspire collective action. However, this literary style is often bound to a page, lying dormant, waiting for our voices to break the physical boundary that conceals its existence. This workshop was created with the intention to help writers claim their voice and develop the skills necessary to feel comfortable performing their work. Exercises will provide students with knowledge on how to navigate space, and attention will be placed on vocal projection and energy conservation. All activities will be adjusted to accommodate each student’s individual comfort level.
Alexis Özden (Oz) is a local creative and grassroots organizer. She currently facilitates the Nashville Radical Library, which is a lending library located at Random Sample that is designed to provide the Nashville community with access to radical literature. Özden also routinely hosts and participates in communal discussions and spoken-word events that take place throughout the city, namely in association with WXNA-101.5 FM, the Nashville Poetry Library, and A Place to Scream. To connect, reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or follow her on Instagram @nashvilleradicallibrary and @a.ozden_
Alexis is new to The Porch. Welcome!