“Writing at the Crossroads: Exploring the Intersection of Spoken Word and Image”

Photography-poetry workshops led by poet Daniel “Fritz” Silber-Baker

Multicultural Center (Stokes 106)

Friday, October 28th

6:00pm-8:00pm (Dinner included)

“Writing at the Crossroads: Exploring the Intersection of Spoken Word and Image”

Photography-poetry workshops led by poet Daniel “Fritz” Silber-Baker Multicultural Center (Stokes 106) Friday, October 28th 6:00pm-8:00pm (Dinner included) Facilitated by New York poet Daniel “Fritz” Silber-Baker, these three workshops will engage students in a dialogue between poetry and image, exploring the relationship of words to the visual and imaginative reality. Students will approach the relationship between image and word from different angles (writing off photos, taking photos inspired by their writing), in order to a facilitate a deep and felt understanding of the interaction between different modes of self expression, and will come away from the workshops with a chapbook compiling the group’s work. Poets will also delve into more conventional elements of spoken word, working on performance as well as finding personal voice and authenticity on both the page and stage. In 2004 Daniel “Fritz” Silber-Baker lead his Santa Cruz team to a National Championship at the Collegiate Poetry Slam Championships (CUPSI) in Pennsylvania. In 2005 he was awarded "Best Poet" at the Collegiate National Slam Championships (CUPSI) in Texas.  Fritz was an original member of the Youth Speaks national, “Brave New Voices Poetry Tour,” as seen on HBO. Fritz is currently a member of the Intangible Arts Collective, a performer on the “Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire Tour”, the 2011 Grand Slam Champion of the Bowery Poetry Club, and a member of the 2011 Urbana Poetry team that won 6th place in the country at the 2011 National Poetry Slam Championships in Massachusetts.  His work has been published in various arenas including in the anthology “Static and Other Lungless Things.” Fritz has run workshops and featured at venues across the country and has performed with an array of amazing people including, Angela Davis, Dennis Kucinich, Andre Nickatina, and Immortal Technique. More info: emayer@haverford.edu Organized by the Squad, Haverford's slam poetry collective Sponsored by the Hurford Humanities Center