Word Travels and Australian Poetry Slam proudly present:
One Day with Mayda Del Valle
"I seek to challenge traditional western approaches to performance by creating a communal participatory space where audiences are invited to journey into their own cultural narratives and mythologies." - Mayda Del Valle
Spoken - Wordshop
Transform your ideas into great writing and powerful performance. Mayda brings her passionate spirit and wealth of experience to an intimate Slam Poetry Wordshop at Word Travels' Performing Writers' Centre in The Rocks.
Her workshops cover technical aspects on the art of creative writing and poetry for performance, as well as helping you discover your authentic voice.
Mayda strives to create a safe environment for students to explore their stories. Spend the afternoon being inspired in this life changing wordshop.
Spaces are limited, so book now!
Poet and performer Mayda Del Valle has been described by the Chicago Sun Times as having “a way with words. Sometimes they seem to flutter and roll off her lips. Other times they burst forth like a comet streaking across a nighttime sky.”
She has been featured in Latina Magazine, The Source, The New York Times and was named by Smithsonian Magazine as one of America’s Young Innovators in the Arts and Sciences. Oprah’s “O” Magazine selected her as one of 20 women for their first ever “O Power List”, a group of visionary women making a mark in business, politics, and the arts. In May of 2009 she was invited to perform at the White House for President Obama and the First Lady.
Since 2011 Mayda has been a teaching artist with the poetry-based non-profit youth organization Street Poets, faciliatating workshops around the LA area in highschools and probation camps. She is also a dancer and vocalist with the Los Angeles based Afro-Puerto Rican bomba group Atabey, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at California Institute of The Arts.