Poetry Slam © Petra Kindler

Fri, 28.02.2020 -
Fri, 06.03.2020

Goethe-Institut Irland

37 Merrion Square
Dublin 2

Spoken Word and Poetry Slam Workshops for 3rd-level German Language Students

“Write first, think later!” could be the motto of these events. Slam Poetry relies on giving yourself permission to open a lock inside your head and letting your ideas flow straight onto the page. Grammar and spelling have their place – but when playing with language, with words and meaning, there is only one rule we need to observe: take your first impulse and run with it! You can edit later to your heart’s content. Participants will be amazed at the amount of intriguing, engaging, hilarious and occasionally poignant material created within a short space of time.

Following these workshops, there will be a poetry slam & open mic event at the Goethe-Institut on 10th March 2020, featuring renowned German poetry slammer, Marian Heuser. During the open mic segment of the evening, workshop participants will be invited to present selected works to the audience. Watch this space for further details.

Dates of the workshops at the Goethe-Institut Irland:

Friday, 28th February 2020, 2-4 p.m.
Friday, 6th March 2020, 2-4 p.m.

Please, register: library-dublin@goethe.de

Limited number of participants
Petra Kindler © Beata Zet Petra Kindler, originally from Germany, has been living in Ireland since 2000 and writes in German and English: scripts, short stories, advertising copy, stand-up comedy, novel drafts, to-do lists, magazine articles, spoken word material, funding applications, press releases... She also translates novels and stage plays and can sometimes be found on stage herself. Her “Confessional Comedy Performance” Seriously Now! clocked up 29 performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 and many more since then across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Christian Schmitz-Linnartz set foot on Irish soil for the first time in 1992. The island has held him firmly it its grip ever since. Christian Schmitz-Linnartz © Christian Schmitz-Linnartz
He first started writing as a music reviewer at the beginning of the millennium. From there he progressed to writing short stories and essays, which he took to reciting on stage at open mic events and poetry slams around Germany. In 2016 he founded his first literary stage in Munich.
Having finally realised his dream of emigrating to “the land he loves so well”, his passion for language(s) remains undiminished.