Free spoken word, expression workshop at Scottsdale museum

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SMoCA is presenting a free creative expression workshop led be members of Phonetic Spit later this month. (Submitted photo)

After the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s second collaboration with the Phonetic Spit group for an all-ages spoken word event, SMoCA will now present a free creative expression workshop led once again by members of Phonetic Spit in a similar spirit 1-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.

Complimentary light snacks will be served to workshop participants during the afternoon. Pre-registration is highly suggested at 480-874-4642 or The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is at 7374 E. Second St. in Scottsdale.

Workshop participants will be able to work first-hand with Phonetic Spit members to creatively interact and respond to SMoCA’s summer exhibition, Collective Dissent: The SMS Portfolios. The dynamic afternoon will allow visitors to use spoken word, poetry and hip hop, according to a press release.

The event will include a poetic tour of the Collective Dissent: SMS Portfolios exhibition led by members of Phonetic Spit, an afternoon spent work-shopping ideas in the SMoCA Lounge with engaging Phonetic Spit writers, poets and spoken word performers, and at the end of the day, workshop participants will have the inspiring opportunity to express themselves on an open mic.

For members of the public who wish to remain observers rather than workshop performers, there will be opportunities later in the afternoon around 3 p.m. to watch all the live-mic action.

Phonetic Spit works to empower young minds to establish their voices and use them to become driven and contributing citizens of the world through spoken word, poetry and hip hop in an effort to combat silence and illiteracy. For more information visit

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