SPOKEN SONG with Nadine Neema

Participants will explore spoken word poetry and songwriting with award winning songwriter, poet and author,
Nadine Neema. They will learn rules such as rhyme, meter and form. They will also learn that they should never
sacrifice the meaning of their piece for these rules. We will look at some spoken word lyrics to help explain
what makes a good song or poem. Through various creative exercises they will explore themes and choose a
topic to write about. By the last workshop they will have written a piece with at least three verses, which we will
share together.

Materials: Pencil and paper.

Grade Levels: Secondary Grades 7-11

Artist Profile: Nadine Neema


Spoken Song

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