Schemes, Wordplay, and The Odd Inspirations of Battle Rap -- A Poetry Workshop led by Midwest Writing Center's Collins Poet-in-Residence Aubrey Barnes

When: Wednesday November 15, 5 PM - 7 PM 
Where: Midwest Writing Center (RIPL, 401 19th St. Rock Island, IL 61201)
Cost: Free and open to the public

Midwest Writing Center's Poet-in-Residence Aubrey Barnes will lead a poetry workshop as part of the Collins Poetry Residency on Wednesday, November 15th. 

Here's a full description of the workshop:

"In this workshop, students and participants will learn the elements pulled from the culture of battle rap that add a prolific thrill to writing! Two elements covered in this workshop include: 

Schemes: Noun. An extended measure of bars (stanzas) executed under a particular aesthetic theme or narrative arc. Attacks wherein rappers assume the identity or universe of pop culture or literary figures are popular schemes.

Wordplay: Noun. The witty exploitation of the meaning, ambiguities, sound, composition, rhyme pattern, and layered subtext of words and phrases."
While registration is not required for this workshop, feel free to give us a call and let us know that you'll be coming. Call Ryan Collins at 309-732-7330.

The Collins Poetry Residency is established in honor of the Richard Collins family and their contributions to and encouragement of poets and poetry in the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities and the Upper Mississippi River Valley. The residency supports community-based poetry and a regional poet who has not yet published a full-length poetry collection and who resides in the six-county Quad City area (Rock Island, Henry, Mercer in Illinois; Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine in Iowa). The residency is coordinated by Midwest Writing Center and will take place over the fall of 2017.

The biennial Collins Poetry Residency is generously sponsored by Dr. Robin Throne.

Midwest Writing Center • 401 19th St. • Rock Island, Illinois
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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