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Taking Notes

Online Writing Workshop

Taking Notes

Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in April

As of March 31, all Taking Notes workshops are full. Thank you for your interest!

Join us in April as we kick off our Premiere Edition of Taking Notes, SFJAZZ’s first ever writing online workshop series for adults. Facilitated by some of the Bay Area’s leading poets, these free workshops combine poetry, music, and the poetic influence of jazz to generate writing that occupies the spirit of jazz. Each series has been especially curated by the facilitators to engage participants with the artists, lyrics, histories, and themes of jazz. The workshops will culminate into a final reading celebration with musical accompaniment by a few special guests. Space is limited. All workshops will be held via Zoom. Please email icezanne@sfjazz.org for more information. Space is limited.

FACILITATORS
Tongo Eisen-Martin 
poet, movement worker, educator, 8th poet laureate of San Francisco 
James Cagney
 poet, winner of PEN Oakland 2019 Josephine Miles award
Janae Johnson writer, performer, educator, curator, Woman of the World Poetry Slam Champion, National Poetry Slam Champion

About the Workshops

Unity & Trane

Synthesized by the music and theory of John Coltrane, the objective of this workshop is to share strategies for writing, editing, and reciting poems generated by the idea that your poetry is a part of your wanted Human Experience taking place in and revealed by an interconnected reality. Facilitated by Tongo Eisen-Martin.

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Unity & Trane

Synthesized by the music and theory of John Coltrane, the objective of this workshop is to share strategies for writing, editing, and reciting poems generated by the idea that your poetry is a part of your wanted Human Experience taking place in and revealed by an interconnected reality. Facilitated by Tongo Eisen-Martin.

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Scenes From A City Of Poets

In this four week workshop, we will draw from a curation of jazz soundscapes and push ourselves to explore new possibilities in our work and become confident poetic soloists. Facilitated by James Cagney.

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Scenes From A City Of Poets

In this four week workshop, we will draw from a curation of jazz soundscapes and push ourselves to explore new possibilities in our work and become confident poetic soloists. Facilitated by James Cagney.

Learn More & Sign Up

All That Meat And No Potatoes

How do you transform a soft hum from your stream of consciousness into a love poem? This writing workshop is designed to use jazz music as our muse to spark thoughtful, dynamic, and meditative approaches to the page. Facilitated by Janae Johnson.

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All That Meat And No Potatoes

How do you transform a soft hum from your stream of consciousness into a love poem? This writing workshop is designed to use jazz music as our muse to spark thoughtful, dynamic, and meditative approaches to the page. Facilitated by Janae Johnson.

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