A great workshop for those that want to explore their work in performance. Jenny Lindsay is a leading performer and promoter of Spoken Word and we are thrilled that she has agreed to run a workshop on poetry in performance for CoastWord 2017. In this very special workshop, Jenny will help you consider your existing work for performance. She will focus on skills such as using a mic, introducing your work, and how to control those nerves as well as offering you lots of opportunities to perform, explore and play.
Jenny regularly performs all over Scotland and beyond with a blend of dry humour, social-commentary and story-telling. She has been variously described as “a distinctive voice, full of fire and passion,” (Scottish Review of Books), as writing “poems of confidence and substance,” (Poetry Scotland) and as “full of hope, humanity and humour.” (Andrew Eaton-Lewis,The Scotsman). She was the ‘Rally’ of acclaimed literary cabaret Rally & Broad (2012 – 2016) and was the BBC Slam Champion in 2012. Her 2015 debut solo show Ire & Salt which explored power, artistic autonomy and empowerment, received a 4-star review from The Scotsman, with Gutter Magazine saying “Lindsay’s approach is defiant – belligerent even – taking to the stage as if staging a coup…Her coup is real: for a politically-rooted self-expression that many would doubtless prefer mute.” Her new spoken word project ‘Flint & Pitch Productions’ launched in August 2016.