“Sampling” & Poetry: a Poetry Workshop for Grades 6-12

“Sampling” & Poetry

Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:30-4:30  p.m.

at Hamline Midway Library

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!