Rudy Francisco: Your Voice is Currency

Four live workshops led by Rudy Francisco, one of the most recognizable names in Spoken Word Poetry, starting on July 12. Includes a private course group and access to the Awful Good Writers campus.

Course includes:

  • Weekly 90-minute live writing sessions, shares, and discourses led by Rudy.
  • Q&A with Rudy to review each session.
  • An opportunity for writing and performance coaching and feedback.
  • Private discussion group for questions, sharing, and feedback with fellow participants during the week.

Course details:

• Mondays
• July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2
• 3:00 PM PST


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How to make poetry a career

“Your voice is currency” is an intermediate poetry course.

The series will be an exploration of the various ways we can share our stories, communicate our narratives and express our opinions effectively. The course will utilize exercises and assignment to sharpen writing skills.

Expect to walk away with: 

  1. Writing techniques
  2. Knowledge of poetry forms
  3. Insight into how to make poetry a career.

About the Instructor

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”