Imogen Stirling

Say the Word: Performance Poetry Workshop

The Print Room
In person event
Sat 25 Sep
16:00 UK
Free, ticketed

Join performance poet and theatre-maker Imogen Stirling (Sky Arts, BBC, Neu! Reekie!) for a welcoming and empowering workshop, exploring how to take your words from the page to the stage. Together, we’ll explore techniques for writing spoken word poetry as well as delving into performance exercises, body language and vocal tips to teach you how to claim your space and express yourself with confidence. Suitable for all experience levels, this inclusive workshop will help participants to find their voices and tell their stories. 

About Imogen: Imogen Stirling is a Glasgow-based poet, theatre-maker, musician and educator. Imogen has performed her work extensively, including at events with Sofar Sounds, BBC Radio Scotland, Latitude Festival, Neu! Reekie! and Extinction Rebellion. Her five-star debut show #Hypocrisy (sold out runs at Edinburgh and Prague Fringe Festivals; UK tour) was longlisted for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards’ ‘Best Spoken Word Show’.

Imogen’s latest book, Hypocrisy is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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