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(Poetry) Slam 101 with C.L. “Rooster” Martinez

September 10, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT


Date/Time: Sat., Sept 10, 17, 24 & Oct. 1, 2022, 2-4pm
Instructor: Christopher “Rooster” Martinez
Cost: Nonmember $125; Member $105; Student/Vet/Mil $75
In-person at Gemini Ink

Watching a slam poetry performance can be contagious and make you want to take the stage. Take the first steps towards that microphone with this deep dive into the world of slam poetry with spoken word veteran, C.L. “Rooster” Martinez!

(Poetry) Slam 101 is a performance and generative workshop that will examine the background and history of slam poetry as an event and competitive form. Participants will create work for the slam/competitive stage, learn editing strategies for work intended for the slam stage, collaborate on team or “group poems”, and receive instant feedback on written work and performances and strategies (examples and coaching) for the slam stage. 

This class is designed for most writers (15 years old – adult) of any experience level.

Read Rooster’s Writer’s Desk interview!
(from the early COVID days…)

About Christopher “Rooster” Martinez

Christopher “Rooster” Martinez is an educator and spoken word poet from San Antonio, Texas. He earned a MA/MFA in Creative Writing, Literature & Social Justice at Our Lady of the Lake University. He is the author of two poetry books: A Saint for Lost Things (Alabrava Press, 2020) and As it is in Heaven (Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press, 2020). For twelve years, Rooster competed and won slams across the country and co-founded the literary nonprofit Write Art Out Inc. 



September 10, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT


Gemini Ink
1111 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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