Performing Arts

The Performing Arts track of The Goa Project 2016

rochelle dsilva


Words Tell Stories - An Introduction to Spoken Word

Submitted Jan 18, 2016

I believe that we all have a story to tell and spoken word poetry is a wonderful tool for communication and dialogue.


The talk will include the following points:
- A history of spoken word
- The anatomy of a performance poem
- How to write for performance
- The art of editing
- What is slam poetry?
- Performance tips
- Examples of spoken word/performance pieces


An interest in the performing arts and and open mind. A love for poetry is a bonus.

Speaker bio

Rochelle is a page/performance poet who writes about her travels, cultural influences and personal experiences. Her spoken word journey began in August 2011 in Melbourne. Since then, she has won an Encouragement Award at the coveted Doris Leadbetter Poetry Cup, won slams, represented Melbourne spoken word on Indifeed, been featured on Peril Magazine as a contemporary Asian-Australian poet, been featured on Radio City Freedom and much more. She has published a book of poetry titled ‘A Converseation in Four Parts’ in collaboration with 3 other poets from Mumbai. She organises a monthly open mic event called ‘Words Tell Stories’ in Mumbai. She also conducts workshops for those who share a love for poetry.



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