Ngahuru : Spoken Word

To introduce participants/students to the art of spoken word poetry.

  • Thu, 1 Jun at 4:30PM
  • Register online or at Te Oro reception
  • Ages 13 - 24
  • Free
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After a hugely successful 1 day workshop in April at Te Oro we are working with Action Education and Ken Arkind again to deliver the Ngahuru: Spoken Word series.

This 8-week series introduces participants/students to the art of spoken word poetry and help them to begin crafting their own poems.

Spoken Word is poetry that has been written to be performed and is based on the interaction between the performer and the audience. Many rappers like Kendrick Lamar have a Spoken Word poetry background but Spoken Word is not rap. There are similarities such as the use of wordplay, rhyme and rhythm but Spoken Word poetry is not usually accompanied by music.

At its best, Spoken Word is a powerful, high-energy form of expression that attracts artists and audiences of all ages from a wide range of backgrounds. No experience required.

Action Education (Facilitator – Ken Arkind)

Ken Arkind is an American National Poetry Slam Champion, Tedx Speaker, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and published author who has performed his work in 49 States, 6 countries and at over 200 colleges and universities. He is the founding Program Director of Denver Minor Disturbance, an independent literary arts organization dedicated to helping Colorado youth find voice through the mediums of poetry and performance. Ken has recently completed his Bachelor of Creative Arts at Manukau Institute of Technology specializing in creative writing.

Action Education (Facilitator – Ken Arkind)

Action Education (Facilitator – Ken Arkind)

Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board