Spoken Word and Language Skills with Spoken Stage | Karachi

Tuesday 4th July 11:00 - 13:00

Join us at the British Council Karachi library this summer to learn the art of performance, storytelling, and writing in this five-day workshop with Spoken Stage.

About the event

Explore language and writing skills, have fun with metaphors, and overcome your fear of public speaking. Through this 5-day workshop, you will be taught how to develop your own spoken word pieces through a series of fun prompts, exercises, and videos. Play with the rhyme and rhythm of language to create compelling stories and poems. Learn to tell your story the way you want it to be heard.

About the facilitators:

Mariam Riaz Paracha is a writer and performer. She founded Spoken Stage, an organization that promotes the art of spoken word and performance storytelling, encouraging freedom of expression in Pakistan. She recently graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Theater Education, and is using the work she did there to create a platform for young poets and writers in Pakistan. Mariam has connected with poets from all over the world, and is working on creating a community for spoken word artists to come together and perform.

Zoha Jabbar is a spoken word artist who has performed at various venues like The Lyceum School, TEDxHabib University, T2F, and Creative Karachi over the last six years. Currently, Zoha is the Managing Director of Spoken Stage. She recently worked with Pakistan Poetry Slam to organize Pakistan’s first national poetry slam in Lahore, and also featured as a performer at India’s first national slam in Bangalore.

Shameneh Majid is an activist and poet. She has been writing and performing poetry for the last three years, having performed at Karachiscape, Creative Karachi, and T2F. Shameneh is the Communications Manager for Spoken Stage, and with the organization she has conducted several workshops across schools in Karachi, as well as helping organize the country’s first national slam in Lahore this year. She also featured as a performer at India’s National Youth Poetry Slam in Bangalore.

This event is for ages 12 to 17. Parents must escort their children in and sign a consent form before dropping them off.

To RSVP, please email librarykhi@britishcouncil.org.pk with your name, the name and age of your children who will be attending, and your CNIC number.

At the time of visit, adults are to carry their original CNIC, Passport or Library Membership Card along with a photo ID for their child, or their Library Membership Card.

Programme Fee (payable in cash at the door): PKR 1500 for Members; PKR 2500 for Non-Members

Location: British Council Karachi Library

Dates: 4 to 8 July 2017

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Registrations will close on Sunday, 2 July 2017 at 2 pm


Open to the public