Rudy Francisco: I Said What I Said

March 2021

Harnessing your creativity

Starting March 1

  • Mondays @ 4:30 PM PST
  • Mar 1, Mar 8, Mar 15, Mar 22

“I said what I said” is an exploration of various poetry topics. Subjects include, but are not limited to: incorporating figurative language, exploring different poetry forms, editing, putting together a manuscript and understanding the business side of poetry. This workshop series seeks to challenge participants to expand their writing tools while also providing information on how they can take their craft to the next level. This is a space for all skill levels and interests.


Rudy Francisco seeks to create work that promotes healthy dialogue, discourse and social change. Furthermore, Rudy has made conscious efforts to cultivate young poets and expose the youth to the genre of Spoken Word Poetry via coaching, workshops and performances at preparatory schools and community centers.

Rudy has also received admiration from institutions of higher education. He has conducted guest lectures and performances at countless colleges and universities across the nation. Rudy Francisco has shared stages with prominent artists such as Gladys Knight, Jordin Sparks, Musiq Soul Child, and Jill Scott. He is also the co-host of the largest poetry venue in San Diego, competes in domestic and international poetry slam competitions and had the honor of being nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Ultimately, Rudy’s goal is to continue to assist others in harnessing their creativity while cultivating his own. Rudy Francisco is the 2009 National Underground Poetry Slam Champion, 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion and appeared on TV One’s “Verses and Flow”

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Course Includes

  • 5 Weeks