Mar 05 - 26 2016
Hear Here Presents presented by Hear, Here Poetry at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs CO

Hear Here Presents

Presented by Hear, Here Poetry at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

SATURDAYS | MARCH 5th 1 PM to 3 PM, March 14th 6 PM to 8 PM, March 19th and 26th from 1 PM TO 3 PM | $100

From inkling to ink
Poem to page
Page to stage
Stage to slam

Come join one of the region’s leading performance poets, Susan Peiffer, as she hosts a focused introduction to working a poem from conception to capturing an audience. Students will learn and practice the art of “free writing,” editing, articulation, and performance! 

Bring your preferred writing materials.


About Susan:

She is a published and nationally recognized performance poet who studied Creative Writing under John Mitchell and Bob Cowgill at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As program director of a non-profit in Philadelphia, she had the opportunity to organize a young leader’s program enabling participants to effectively speak their own stories. She coached the Delawhere? Youth Slam Team to the Brave New Voices championship in Oakland, CA. Since relocating to Colorado Springs in 2012, Susan has become deeply invested in the community through poetry. She has facilitated several workshops and classes on different aspects of poetry and performance, was the recipient of the Pikes Peak Arts Council award for excellence in performance poetry and the RAW, Colorado Springs artist of the year. She is an animated and inclusive presenter who readily engages audiences and inspires the unique circumstances into which poems arrive. Currently Hear Here’s poetry slam curator and director of programming., Susan is eager to continue connecting different facets of the community through the shared experience of crafting words.

Admission Info

$100 for four sessions.

Dates & Times

2016/03/05 - 2016/03/26

Location Info

Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903