A weekend workshop with two of Scotland’s best known
poet-performer-promoters, Rachel McCrum (BBC Scotland Poet in Residence
2015) & Jenny Lindsay (Flint & Pitch). Exploring both the creative and
practical sides of creating long form spoken word shows; working with
technical sound and lighting in a professional theatre space; sessions
on pitching and booking tours, marketing, press & PR.
This two day workshop is a rare opportunity for spoken word artists,
poets and performers to take their work to the next level in the
gorgeous 99 seater Netherbow Theatre at the Scottish Storytelling
Centre. Over the course of the weekend, participants will explore how to
develop a long form poetry/spoken word show; how to make the most of
professional theatre spaces, including developing stagecraft; creating
lighting cues and working with a theatre technician; practical advice on
how to pitch a show to venues and promoters; suggestions for seeking
funding; and how to develop tour and marketing plans.
The weekend will culminate with an hour long performance on the Sunday