BASKETBALL WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE

Basketball with Edgar Allan Poe

Workshop by David A. Romero

ALL AGES

$500 (plus travel and lodging)

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Schedule:


Introduction to, and performance of, "The Raven" - 20 minutes

"Basketball with Edgar Allan Poe" poem performance and prompt - 10 minutes
Student writing time - 30 minutes
Student reading time - 20 minutes

Other prompts (optional) - 40 minutes


Total time: 80 - 120 minutes (2 hrs)


Description:

 

If you could meet any famous person, who would it be? What would you talk to them about? Would you dare to challenge them to a contest?

 

In this workshop, students compare and contrast Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” with Romero’s “Basketball with Edgar Allan Poe.”

 

Students write poems where they contemplate bringing a figure from the past into the present and watching as they adjust to the modern world (often, with humorous results)!


Purpose:

 

Basketball with Edgar Allan Poe gives students the opportunity to talk about some of their historical idols, while also developing confidence in their own unique talents.

 

CATEGORIES: LITERATURE, COMEDY, HORROR, PERSONAL, WRITING

 

Basketball with Edgar Allan Poe has been presented at:

 

 Orangewood Foundation in Santa Ana, California

 Telesis Academy of Science & Math in West Covina, California

 Edgewood High School in West Covina (partial)

 Washington State University Vancouver in Vancouver, WA (partial)

 Skagit Valley College in Mt. Vernon, Washington (partial)

 Skagit Valley College: Whidbey Island Campus in Oak Harbor, Washington (partial)
 Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington (partial)

 Cal State Fullerton (partial)

Flyers:

 

David A. Romero has partially developed a flyer template for this workshop. If you decide to book Basketball with Edgar Allan Poe, Romero can design a full version of this flyer for the event for no extra fee.

More:

 

Longer workshops, as well as multiple sessions, to culminate in a student “Slam,” (poetry competition) can be negotiated.


Professional-looking books and chapbooks to collect student work produced during workshops to be made available two months after workshops are conducted can also be negotiated.


*All workshops include a performance from David A. Romero.

 

**Workshop requires projector, projection screen, laptop connection, sound system and microphone (preferably cordless). Paper and writing utensils must be provided by students or host institution(s).

$500 (plus travel and lodging)

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Travel and lodging can be handled in two ways: 1) the university makes the arrangements on Romero's behalf (preferred) or, 2) Romero makes the arrangements and is reimbursed with the total check.


For booking, contact: davidaromero@gmail.com

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