Between Poetry and Performance: Writing to Find Inspiration with Paloma SierraSaturday, March 20, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Live interactive workshop held via Zoom. (run time: 90 minutes)
When writing a play in verse, what comes first: the poems or the play? In this workshop led by Paloma Sierra, we discuss strategies to write and revise your next poetic play. We will use outlines and poetic forms to write two short scenes, and share our work with others. Writers from all experience levels are welcome. Please bring a pen and paper, ideas, and a desire to uncover ideas as you write!
This workshop will be held on Zoom, and space is limited. Participants will receive the meeting link in a reminder email in the days preceding this workshop. There is no cost to attend.
Paloma Sierra is a Puerto Rican writer, translator, educator, and curator. Her work combines music, lyricism, and translation; and centers the growing Hispanic population in the United States. Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County 2020-2021, Paloma has presented her work with Theatre Now New York, Poetic Theater Productions, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Her verse dramas, poetry, and translations are published in Bridge: The Bluffton University Journal, Persephone’s Daughters, and Sampsonia Way. Paloma holds a BHA in Creative Writing and Drama from Carnegie Mellon and is an MFA Dramatic Writing candidate at the same institution.
Between Poetry and Performance is a virtual workshop series curated by Paloma Sierra, Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County. The series invites writers of all experience levels to reimagine poetry through theater and film. How can these two mediums help us reclaim our voices, speak our minds, and connect with others? How do we push our words into motion, and thrust poetry towards action?