Classes & Workshops

From Page to Stage :: performance techniques for the written and spoken-word artist

Thursdays May 26, 2016 – July 7, 2016 6:30-8:30pm :: McLennan Community College Continuing Ed :: Waco, TX :: AVC6111.01 :: $69 for the 6-week course, materials included

Are you a creative writer, poet, or spoken-word artist interested in boosting your confidence and developing your presence on stage? Page to Stage is designed to enhance both the written and performance components of creative writing and presentation.

Page to Stage welcomes all who desire to cultivate, learn, and polish both their writing skills and performance practice. Participants will engage in writing exercises to sharpen and explore their own dynamic writing style and voice; will be introduced to various performance styles; will learn how to prepare for performance (breathing, relaxation, and warm-up exercises); will practice performing and reviewing performances; will learn how to critique self and give/receive constructive feedback with classmates.

This will be a safe space to learn, experiment, and build confidence. We will have fun as we grow together! Creative writers such as poets, spoken-word artists, and prose authors (fiction, memoir, non-fiction) who give readings will find value in this class.

For class fee and registration click here.  Please note there will be no classroom meeting on June 16 but participants are encouraged to attend/participate in local open mic at Tea 2 Go from 7:30-9pm (free event).


Inside Outloud :: therapeutic writing circle
a program in partnership with Texas Juvenile Justice Department :: Mart, TX

Brave Young Voices KCF:: therapeutic writing circle
a program in partnership with Klaras Center for Families YES Waiver program :: Waco, TX

Through the various components of each session, youth learn valuable skills—supplemental academic learning; positive coping/expression; giving & receiving constructive feedback; public speaking & performance technique; confidence; resilience training; and team-work.

As youth move through writing and sharing they begin to learn the process of introspection and self-awareness which fosters responsibility-taking, maturity, and empathy for others. Youth may have a chance to publish their works in a collection at the end of the year and may have other opportunities to enter contests or publication calls.

Youth are empowered to learn that their stories, thoughts, and feelings matter, and when they have the tools to express them in meaningful and constructive ways, they can make meaningful, positive choices across the whole of their lives.


In the Words of Womyn ~ Writing Circle
1st & 3rd Mondays 6:30-8:30pm :: Waco, TX :: ongoing

is a space for all female-identifying persons of any age and writers of any genre, any style, and any experience level.  ITWOW holds space for writers to practice, explore, and discuss the written and spoken-word arts in community with other womyn. Circle meets every 1st Monday at West Waco Library & every 3rd Monday at Central Waco Library 6:30-8:30pm.  Click here for more details.

Jenuine is booking for 2016 dates!!

If you would like to book Jenuine to host a writing workshop please contact her at: jenuinepoetess [at] gmail [dot] com.  She is available to host one-time sessions or a series (6, 8, 10 weeks) for ages: 8-12 y/0; 13-15 y/o; 16-18 y/o youth and for adults.  Jenuine has a variety of workshop topics and materials to choose from and will collaborate with you to tailor the best program to suit your needs.  She has flexible and sliding-scale fee options and is open to negotiating within reason to arrive at the best rates for your individual, organization, or agency needs.