Arguably when one thinks of art, one thinks of the visual and tangible. Paintings, portraits, photographs, and sculpted pieces dominate both museums and immediate word association. But there is something to be said for the power of another art form, one that comes from a deeply personal space: spoken word performances.
|Courtesy of Phonetic Spit|
|Phonetic Spit regularly hosts spoken word workshops Valley-wide|
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ever the modern progressive, hosts an interactive writing workshop courtesy of Phonetic Spit, a local group that has partnered with such organizations as the Arizona State University Young Writers Program, Mesa Arts Center, and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.
During the afternoon of Saturday, July 19, Slammin' in Suburbia encourages creative expression through spoken word, poetry, and hip-hop. The free event is designed for participants of all ages and all comfort levels -- including those apprehensive of public speaking.More »