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Friday, February 21 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Pun-ny for Your Thoughts: The Art of Word Play Limited Spots

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In this un-convention-al workshop, we'll have you write on track for pun production.  Using some class-y wit and old school strategies, your students will go from smart bored to cleverly engaged.  Whether you love puns or hate them, by the end of this session you'll find that they've groan on you. In this workshop, you will flex your creative muscles through a series of activities, hear some eye-roll-worthy examples, and get some tangible takeaways on how to teach these techniques to your students.  Breaking the process of punnery down into manageable strategies like word lists, isolating double entendres, and incorporating them into a concise and convincing narrative, you will have the audience loving - or gratifyingly hating - the wonderful wordplay you’ve crafted. This workshop is offered in English but is applicable to French and international languages.

Target Audience: Middle School, High School; ELA, Humanities, English

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avatar for Miranda Krogstad

Miranda Krogstad

Co-founder, YYSpeak
Spoken word poet meets eternal optimist, Miranda's poetry ranges in topic from child's play to empowerment, giving life's obstacles a feel-good finish. A member of the 2016 national wild card team, member of the 2013 Spoken Word Program at the Banff Centre, Calgary Arts Development... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:15pm
RSS Rm. 2005

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