To celebrate the international influence of Shakespeare, during the year of the 400th anniversary of his death, the British Council is bringing international poet and facilitator, Deanna Rodger to IFOA to work with emerging spoken word poets. Taking Shakespeare’s sonnets as inspiration, this Spoken Word Workshop will explore how sonnets can be utilized by contemporary voices in fresh and unexpected ways to talk about their lives today. The workshop will culminate in a performance by the participants hosted by Sheniz Janmohamed.
Spoken Word Workshop
9:00am to 4:00pm
Spoken Word Performance
6:00pm to 7:00pm
This event is part of Shakespeare Lives, an unprecedented global programme of events and activities celebrating William Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016. #ShakespeareLives. It is presented in partnership with the Toronto Poetry Project.