SPOKEN WORD POETRY PERFORMANCES
Kate’s original poems are fast-paced to make your heart race. Spine-tingling rhymes designed to captivate and inspire. Themes include womanhood, social justice, confidence, wordplay, love, technology, the media and lots more. Performances can include Q&A and discussions with the audience. Suited to high school audiences, staff and parents.
Kate's workshops are designed to help participants to make their words, voices and bodies work together to produce powerful spoken word expression.
Kate is a qualified speech and drama teacher and runs performance poetry workshops that are fun and interactive, with emphasis on wordplay and vocal and physical performance techniques. Kate uses writing and performing activities, games and videos to inspire participants to make their spoken words attention-grabbing and memorable.
Workshops can be tailored to suit the specific theme/focus of your class.
Suited to primary or high school.
WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS
Kate provides a hands-on, voices-on, activity-packed poetry writing and speaking session for teachers. Lots of ideas, practical and adaptable exercises and most of all inspiration and fun for staff wanting to make poetic expression accessible and enjoyable for students of any age.
A poetry slam is a type of poetry competition which started in Chicago in the 1980s and has spread all over the world. Poets are given a time limit (usually 2-3 minutes) to perform their spoken words and the performances are judged by randomly selected members of the audience in an encouraging environment. Kate can run a mini slam competition as part of a workshop or series of workshops.
Hosting an event where people are standing around? Kate can wander around sharing short and sweet poems with small groups and individuals.
Primary Stage 2 (Y3-4), Primary Stage 3 (Y5-6), Secondary Stage 4 (Y7-8), Secondary Stage 5 (Y9-10), Secondary Stage 6 (Y11-12)
Bunbury, Mandurah, Perth, Rockingham