KWG offers slam poetry workshop

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Hip-hop spoken word artist and six-time nationally ranked slam poet Black Atticus will teach the “Write or Die” workshop with slam-poetry techniques from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at Central United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall at 201 E. Third Ave.

Sponsored by the Knoxville Writers’ Guild, cost is $35 for KWG members and $40 for nonmembers. The building is handicapped accessible.

Atticus will walk attendees through the thought process and techniques he’s used when coaching other poetry slam teams. These will involve his newest book and CD, “Park City Pedestrian”.

“I’m excited to help aspiring poets enhance their basic understanding of one’s audience, as well as use of one’s voice,” Atticus said. “My workshop is based around one sole principal: we can’t begin to heal from our troubles or approach our problems if we can’t even talk about them. Before we get to that stage, we have to be able to at least write about it first.”

To register for the workshop, visit or send your check to KWG Workshops, P.O. Box 10326, Knoxville, TN, 37939-0326.

For more information about Atticus, visit his website:!biography

About the Knoxville Writers’ Guild

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild exists to facilitate a broad and inclusive community for area writers, provide a forum for information, support and sharing among writers, help members improve and market their writing skills and promote writing and creativity. Additional information about KWG can be found at