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Free workshop with ‘The Sonnet Man’ set for July 23 at MSU

July 14, 2015 -- MSU News Service

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A workshop where participants will use hip-hop music to explore poetry and Shakespeare’s sonnets will be offered on Thursday, July 23, at Montana State University.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held in room 125 of Linfield Hall on the MSU campus. The public portion of the event is set for 10-11:30 a.m. Sponsors of the event are MSU’s College of Education, Health and Human Development and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

At the event, Devon Glover, who calls himself “The Sonnet Man,” will explore the rhyme, rhythms and structure of Shakespearean sonnets during a performance. He will also discuss what inspired him to become an artist and the methodologies he uses when working with children.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to write and perform their own sonnets for the group.

A rap artist, Glover brings Shakespeare to young audiences through entertaining and educational workshops and performances. Glover is a graduate of Ithaca College and a resident of Brooklyn, N.Y. He has been featured on “Today” on NBC.

The schedule for the day includes a workshop with faculty, staff, area teachers and MSU students, as well as a session where children may write and perform their own sonnets.

The event is recommended for children ages 9-15, but all are welcome. Space is limited, and RSVPs should be sent by July 21 to Susan Miller at susan@montana.edu.

For more information about the event, contact Christine Salstrom at (406) 994-4133 or Christine.salstrom@montana.edu.

For more information on Glover, visit http://www.thesonnetmannyc.com/about.html.

Contact: Christine Salstrom, MSU College of Education, Health and Human Development, (406) 994-4133 or Christine.salstrom@montana.edu