Sat, May 18|
Bridging the Page and Stage Gap: How All Poets Can Learn from Both with Kelsey Bigelow
A workshop to bridge the divide between "page" poetry and "performance" poetry to discover how your work can live in both.
Time & Location
May 18, 2024, 10:00 AM CDT – May 19, 2024, 11:30 AM CDT
About the Event
Too often, poets segment our genre into "traditional page poetry" and "modern spoken word poetry," believing we are one or the other. This creates a divide and only grows the disconnect between page and stage poets. Join Kelsey Bigelow, a poet living in the spectrum between both styles, as she guides us through how to bridge this gap and learn how each style informs the other.
KELSEY BIGELOW is a spoken word and page poet based in Des Moines. In her work, she molds incredibly specific emotions into something human, digestible, and cathartic.
She released her chapbook, "Sprig of Lilac," in 2018 and released her spoken word album, Depression Holders and Secret Keepers, in 2021.
Her work is published in or forthcoming with Central Avenue Publishing, Pile Press, Lyrical Iowa, Backchannels Journal, Spirit Lake Review, and elsewhere, and she is a 2024 Pushcart Prize nominee.
She's the founder and leader of the Des Moines Poetry Workshop, the chair for the Iowa Poetry Association Poetry Slam, the co-tournament director for the BlackBerry Peach National Poetry Slam, and more. Get to know Kelsey through her website.
After you register, you will receive an "admission ticket" with the zoom link information on it.
$35 or FREE to Members
Annual Membership $35
Kelsey Bigelow Workshop
Thanks for registering for the workshop! Here is your Zoom link: Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86909413605?pwd=PQF8RF4J8EEa32JbpRxGh0itmNpqi5.1 Meeting ID: 869 0941 3605 Passcode: 380572$35.00+$0.88 service fee