october, 2022

01oct10:00 am3:30 pmBionic Poetry with the Alexandra Writers Centre SocietyUse poetry formulas, online thesauruses, rhyming dictionaries, technological supports to create a poem written by you... and the internet.


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The Alexandra Writers Centre Society (AWCS) is offering a poetry workshop for the tech age…

Bionic Poetry
October 1
10:00am-3:30pm MT
Instructor: Miranda Krogstad
At the AWCS classroom, on the 4th floor of cSPACE


In the age of technology, one of the most powerful machines is still the human brain. While technology is getting closer, human creativity is one of our distinguishing features, and gives us the ability to think outside the box in a way that machines can’t. If we could plug our creative talents into the wide-reaching knowledge of the internet, what magic could we create? This workshop will use poetry formulas, online thesauruses, rhyming dictionaries, and other technological supports to create a poem written by you . . . and the internet.

NOTE: A laptop, cell phone, or other device with wifi connectivity is required for this workshop.

This class takes place at AWCS, on the 4th floor of cSPACE.

About the Instructor
Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower writers of all ages and walks of life. Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in dozens of cities across Western Canada. Outside of the formal educational setting, Krogstad is an advocate for positivity and love in the spoken word community and beyond, performing on subject matters from mental health awareness to gender equality. Krogstad was a member of the 2016 national wild card team, a two-time Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient, a Calgary Arts Development Grant Recipient, and a participant in the Banff Centre International Spoken Word Program. She has since founded the organization YYSpeak to promote and support Calgarian spoken word poets and events.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:30 pm MST


Alexandra Writers Centre Society

1721-29th Avenue SW

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