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“Hip-Hop, more than anything, is an attitude,” says instructor Kevin Dublin. “Whether informed by culture, rhythm, subject matter, form, or audience, there's a very thin line that separates hip-hop and poetry.”

In this one-day class, we will go on a journey to create and share our own hip-hop poems. We’ll work through a circuit of short lectures, readings, recorded examples, and writing exercises. Our primary goal is generating new writing. You will leave class with at least four drafts of poems based on in-class prompts, additional exercises to take with you, as well as spoken and written feedback. Volunteers can also begin informal work on the craft of performing work aloud as hip-hop poetry comes from an oral tradition. If the class would like, we’ll also take a small dip into improvisation and freestyle.

“We are going to pack a lot into the class,” says Kevin. Be prepared to read Sylvia Plath alongside Drake and Ice Cube, as well as work by contemporary poets like Terrance Hayes or Patricia Smith who have used hip-hop as a theme, inspiration, or structure.

You can come to this class being able to rap along to Nicki Minaj’s whole catalogue, have never heard a rap song in your life, or anything in-between. All levels of writing and curiosity are welcome! This class is designed to be a catalyst. What creative possibilities will you be able to unlock with the energy of hip-hop?

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Instructor

    Kevin Dublin is author of the chapbook How to Fall in Love in San Diego (Finishing Line Press, 2017) and editor of Etched Press. He enjoys making video adaptations of poetry and working with emerging artists and writers. His words have most recently appeared or are forthcoming in North Carolina Literary Review, Rogue Agent, and Poetry International. He holds an MFA from San Diego State and has taught in community as well as youth programs and colleges, including Duke University and Litquake’s Elder Writing Project. Follow him on Twitter @PartEverything.

Schedule
  1. Saturday, February 2, 10:00am-4:00pm

Details

Date:
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$145
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Venue

San Francisco
2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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Hip-Hop Poetry: An Introduction & Generative Workshop$145.00San Francisco

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There is a cancellation fee of 15% included in each registration. The Writing Salon will not issue a refund if a cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the class start time.

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