“Ode to Joy”
November 11, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alan Haehnel will present his multi-media spoken word poetry show,
“My Ode to Joy”.
There will be a Q&A session after the presentation, followed by a reception.
This event is free, if you plan to come we are happy for you
to register here: events.humanitix.com/ode-to-joy.
Additionally, Alan will lead a two part workshop on Saturday, November 18,
for participants to develop the skills of public speaking to perform Spoken Word.
Workshop is from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Performance and reception 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Participation is free for both parts.
Workshop registration is encouraged and limited to 12 participants, open to ages 14 and up.
Click here for registration: events.humanitix.com/spoken-word-workshop-and-performance.
Alan taught high school English and Theater for over thirty years. He has been involved in theater since college as an actor, director, and writer. His credits include numerous published plays and monologues that have been performed worldwide, the Vermont Playwright's Award in 1993, and several Vermont State Championships for his original one-act plays entered in the Vermont One-Act Play Festivals. His other passion is to use poetic monologue with music to spark conversation.
These events are made possible through a grant from Vermont Community Foundation, Arts and Community Cohesion program and are free to the community.
Spoken word refers to an oral poetic performance art that is based mainly on the poem as well as the performer's aesthetic qualities. It is a 20th-century continuation of an ancient oral artistic tradition that focuses on the aesthetics of recitation and word play, such as the performer's live intonation and voice inflection. Spoken word is a "catchall" term that includes any kind of poetry recited aloud, including poetry readings, poetry slams, jazz poetry, pianologues, musical readings, and hip hop music, and can include comedy routines and prose monologues. Unlike written poetry, the poetic text takes its quality less from the visual aesthetics on a page, but depends more on phonaesthetics, or the aesthetics of sound.