Pun-ny for Your Thoughts: The Art of Word Play

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

Secondary

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Supplies: Writing utensil, paper

Sessions

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
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Presenters

  • YYSpeak
    Miranda Krogstad

    Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life.  Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in dozens of cities across Western Canada.


    Outside of the formal educational setting, Krogstad is an advocate for positivity and love in the spoken word community and beyond, performing on subject matter from mental health awareness to gender equality.  Krogstad was a member of the 2016 national wild card team, a two-time Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient, a Calgary Arts Development Grant Recipient, and a participant in the Banff Centre International Spoken Word Program.  She has since founded the organization YYSpeak to promote and support Calgarian spoken word poets and events.

  • YYSpeak
    Miranda Krogstad

    Miranda Krogstad is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life.  Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in dozens of cities across Western Canada.


    Outside of the formal educational setting, Krogstad is an advocate for positivity and love in the spoken word community and beyond, performing on subject matter from mental health awareness to gender equality.  Krogstad was a member of the 2016 national wild card team, a two-time Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient, a Calgary Arts Development Grant Recipient, and a participant in the Banff Centre International Spoken Word Program.  She has since founded the organization YYSpeak to promote and support Calgarian spoken word poets and events.