Spoken Word Workshop

25 OCTOBER 2015

Ever wanted to construct your thoughts into a beautiful soliloquy, transform your daily moans into a limerick or spit some lyrics like Busta Ryhmes… Well, Finger in the Pie have invited performance artist and wordsmith Holli Dillon to deliver a days workshop on spoken word. This course is suitable for complete beginners,and is also a fantastic opportunity for those with some poetry skills to refresh themselves on the basics.


A practical understanding of spoken word poetry and performance

Write and perform a poem

Understand the basics of rhythm, verse and timing

Finding your voice


Find a poet you adore or hate… who, what, where, when etc

Find one of their poems

Be ready to deliver that poem and be quizzed on why you love/hate them

Bring a subject i.e. topic, item or occassion/event that you wish to explore in poetry


First published at 13 with a poem titled ‘Myself’, Dillon is a performance artist, actress, director, spoken word poet and clown. With a wealth of training behind her, including a Theatre Minor from UC Berkeley and a MA in Stand Up Comedy from the University of Kent, in the past year she has been developing her clown and bouffon performance skills with Dr Brown and at Bont’s International Clown School. Over her professional career she has worked with the likes of Complicite, National Youth Theatre, Partisan, Theatre Delicatessen, The Mercury Theatre and has produced and directed shows for Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Montreux.

Her goal as an artist is to create work that looks compassionately at taboos, with the mind to help inspire and promote understanding for better mental health, she is currently working on her debut solo show ‘Appetite’ with Finger In The Pie, a slapstick comedy about eating disorders, part autobiographical, part absurdist.

Learn more about Holli and what to expect from the workshop in our interview, Meet the Teach!


This single-day workshop (11-4pm) will cost £75/£50 conc.

Concessions are offered for students, members of equity, unemployed, income support and disabled – feel free to contact us if you would like to enquire as to whether we offer a concession for your circumstances info@fingerinthepie.com

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