As You Like It: Free Community Poetry Workshops


Shakespeare in Clark Park presents
Free Community Poetry Workshop Series
led by Teaching Artist in Residence Warren C. Longmire

Saturday, June 29
2:00pm – 4:00 pm

Poetry for the Stage
with Alexa Smith

Free Entry
Pre-register here!
Walk-ins welcome

Shakespeare in Clark Park is thrilled to be expanding our FREE arts programming for Philadelphia this summer with a series of community poetry workshops led by Philly native writer, performer and educator Warren C. Longmire with guest local poets each week!

In this session, join poet, actress, and educator Alexa Smith as we explore the intersection of poetry and playwriting. Join us for a look into crafting characters in a poem, poetry forms based in stagecraft and explorations of the use of poetry in the featured play. All sessions focus on different topics inspired by our upcoming summer production of As You Like It, July 24-28 at the Bowl in Clark Park.

Attendees will be invited to learn, write and speak up at each session culminating in public shares of local poetry before the opening and closing performances in the park! Each session will also include generative prompts, featured performances and an open reading.

This is the second of two workshops for As You Like It held at Studio 34 — the first is on June 15. join us to raise your voice as we invite Philadelphians to join us in speaking up, making work and sharing it!