SFJAZZ.org | All That Meat & No Potatoes
Taking Notes

Online Writing Workshop

All That Meat And No Potatoes

facilitated by Janae Johnson

Thursdays 6PM–8PM (4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29)

About the Workshop

As of March 31, this workshop is full. Thank you for your interest!

How do you transform a soft hum from your stream of consciousness into a love poem? This writing workshop is designed to use jazz as our muse to spark thoughtful, dynamic, and meditative approaches to the page. Each themed week will dissect timeless lyrics, analyze rhythm, and explore movement to draw connections between jazz and contemporary poetry. From ragtime to scatting, Ella Fitzgerald to George Benson, imagery to alliteration, courting to heartbreak; this four week workshop will include culture-bending Black artists: Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, Hugh Masakela, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, and A Tribe Called Quest.

Please email icezanne@sfjazz.org for more information.

Date/Times: Thursdays 6PM–8PM (4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29) 

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About the Facilitator

Janae Johnson

Janae Johnson is a writer, performer, educator, and curator. She is a Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, National Poetry Slam Champion, and a Write Bloody Book Award Finalist. Janae is a founder of two nationally recognized poetry venues and her work has appeared in outlets and stages such as ESPN, PBS Newshour, and Button Poetry. (Photo Credit: Zorn B. Taylor).

Janae Johnson

Janae Johnson is a writer, performer, educator, and curator. She is a Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, National Poetry Slam Champion, and a Write Bloody Book Award Finalist. Janae is a founder of two nationally recognized poetry venues and her work has appeared in outlets and stages such as ESPN, PBS Newshour, and Button Poetry. (Photo Credit: Zorn B. Taylor).

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