Sat, May 09|
Zoom Link TBA
ASPS Spring Workshop (online) with Asia Samson!
Due to the current health crisis, we are moving to an online format using Zoom. Stay healthy, stay safe!
Time & Location
May 09, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
Zoom Link TBA
About the Event
Asia Samson is a professional spoken word artist from South Florida and has toured over 1000 colleges all over the country since 2006. He’s been seen on HBO Def Poetry Jam, Ted Talks, Button Poetry, NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest and So Far Sounds. He has worked with companies like Disney, To Write Love On Her Arms & most recently, Nokia Mobile. He has broken college-booking records for the most booked poetry act garnering him the awards of APCA College Performer of the Year and thrice the APCA Spoken Word Artist of the Year.
The one thing many artists tend to say to themselves and others is, “I don’t create unless it hits me.” This is usually followed by periods of creative blocks and a lot of waiting. Yes- creativity is a fickle thing. The only problem is that as professional artists that are expected to create new work daily, we can’t always wait for our muses to show up. But what if we knew how to summon it? What if there was a method we can tap into when we need it most? This workshop will teach you exactly that. It will provide insight and tips and tricks on how to put yourselves in a state of creative susceptibility so that your work doesn’t need to cease and you don’t need to wait for inspiration to hit.
FIND THE POEM
How many times have aspiring writers claimed that their life just isn’t interesting enough to write about? What if I were to tell you that isn’t necessarily true? Everyone has a story. And not only that, but we also have all the components we need to turn those life events into a workable story or poem. We just need to learn how to find it. In this workshop, students will learn how to mine their lives for such stories- from the significant life changing event to the mundane. In this workshop, students will learn the formula on how to format and frame those stories into a compelling spoken word poem.