A Writing and Performance Workshop Series by SAGE FRANCIS
Sundays @ 11:00 – 12:30pm PT / 2:00-3:30pm ET
Nov 15, Nov 22, Nov 29, Dec 6
One day a week, for one month, with a total of four 90-minute workshops.
What will be covered in this course
- Creative Therapy – The shaky art of dealing with depression, trauma, and writing oneself out of such dark places.
- Magic in the Break Up – The catharsis of “writing off the world” as well as traps to avoid in “woe is me”, failed relationship poetry.
- Confessions and Consequences – How best to protect one’s privacy while being very public. It’s more of an art than a science.
- The Dirty, Dirty Business – Tips for those who aspire to succeed in the same world that they’re writing off.
LIMITED REGISTRATION — We will cap this workshop off at 100 people total. Sage Francis wants the opportunity for several one-on-one interactions outside of the designated workshop hours. The capacity limit is necessary to ensure nothing gets rushed. Sage intends on interacting with each participant to help them improve their writing, performance, and/or career development.
“WRITE OFF THE WORLD” includes
- Weekly 90-minute live writing session and discourse lead by Sage Francis.
- Q&A with Sage during each session — all questions are welcomed.
- An opportunity for writing and performance feedback.
- Weekly emails from Sage Francis with writing prompts to prepare for each upcoming course along with reviews from the previous course.
- Sensitive topics and discussions between Sage Francis and the participants. We highly request (if not fully demand) these things be experienced and shared in confidence.
- Each week’s live workshop recording will be available for anyone who cannot attend a class or begins the class after it has begun.
About the Instructor
Sage Francis is widely considered one of our generation’s greatest lyricists. His career derives mainly from gifted wordplay which creates vivid narratives to instigate as well as inspire, but since it often derives from an accumulation of public disdain and personal turmoil, it’s more about storming the castle than about watching the throne.
Dubbed as the “forefather of indie-hop,” Francis originally earned acclaim in the early 2000’s by winning the most highly coveted titles of the emcee battle circuit. With little to no funding, Francis sustained himself by selling his innovative “Sick of” mixtapes, all made by hand on the floor of his Providence, RI apartment. These were essentially bootleg compilations full of select recordings from his 12” vinyl singles, demo sessions, live performances and radio freestyles. The popularity of these tapes birthed Strange Famous Records (SFR); a meager, one-man operation in 1999.