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Sharpened Tongues: Remember Why You Wrote It! ft. Johnny Trinh

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Guelph, ON N1H 3A2

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Remember Why You Wrote It - Bringing your words the stage

This workshop focuses on tearing off the gloss, and stripping down our poems to unapologetically recognize our intentions and what we're trying to do with our words. This performance based workshop will ask you questions, and offer techniques on developing your performance process. What questions do you ask? What are you looking for at different stages of rehearsal? When is your poem actually ready for the stage? How do you keep an old poem fresh? How do you embody the poem so you're not limited to being a talking head with flailing arms? How do you take care of the audience and yourself? This workshop will help you find your most urgent truth, and give momentum to your words on stage. It is fully accessible, all bodies, all delivery styles, all persons are welcome. The key to this workshop is truly recognizing your own way of story telling, and give you a more ways to improve the quality of your engagement with the audience.


About the Facilitator

Johnny D Trinh is an interdisciplinary and spoken word artist. Exploring the use of music, projection mapping, video, social media, movement, theatre, and creative technology- Johnny’s practice integrates the multi-layered realities within which we exist to create immersive spoken word experiences. Johnny’s pedagogy is rooted in the constant goal of fostering a sense of empowerment, agency, and compassion through socially engaged, community based art. He creates opportunities to support marginalized communities cultivate their voice: “Pass the mic, or silence the future.” Johnny D Trinh is an award-winning playwright, and author of several chapbooks. Johnny’s first audio album #undeniable was released in July 2017.


Sharpened Tongues is a workshop series aimed at helping writers and performers develop their craft. It focuses on small, sustainable workshops that provide safer spaces to learn and grow while paying facilitators a fair wage.

This is a guaranteed one-hour workshop, with the space rented for two hours. The second hour is used (at the discretion of the facilitator) to continue the workshop, have an open writing/Q&A space, to workshop pieces, etc.

There is an elevator available to get to the space. The maximum number of participants is 15.


Guelph Spoken Word does not want cost to be a barrier to your creative growth. Please contact us if you have any accessibility concerns.

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