“The Sonnet Man” Sonnet Writing Workshop!

For Walkin’ with Will: Sonnets, Trails, & Trees, Devon Glover, The Sonnet Man, will collaborate with Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival on a residency and writing workshop July 16 through 26.

Devon Glover is a teacher, rapper, poet, playwright, and actor from Brooklyn, New York. He performs Shakespeare’s Sonnets through Hip-Hop as The Sonnet Man in schools and theaters worldwide. Devon has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, BBC, and at conferences and Shakespeare Festivals worldwide, including Stratford, Ontario, and Stratford-upon-Avon. He has taught with Stratford Shakespeare, Passion in Practice, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Southern Shakespeare. Devon has written adaptations of Shakespeare for various theatre companies. In the Spring of 2019, Devon was commissioned to write a hip-hop adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (Lyrica).

Walkin’ with Will participants will get a 50% discount on The Sonnet Man Writing Workshop! Check the website link in your Walkin’ with Will welcome email for the discount ticket link.


$15.00 for participants of Walkin’ with Will

The workshop includes:

The Sonnet Man performance/ Intro to The Sonnet Man
(July 16 @ 7 p.m. on Facebook Live)
Free and available to the public on our Facebook page!

The Sonnet Man Sonnet Writing Workshop, Part 1
(July 18 @ 11 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. via ZOOM)
Students will meet The Sonnet Man, and discuss the process of writing an Elizabethan-style sonnet, as well as iambic pentameter, couplets, and quatrains. Participants will be introduced to a project* that will be adapted by the group.
*For the project, attendees will create their own sonnet, to be performed at an outside location in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The Sonnet Man Sonnet Writing Workshop, Part 2
(July 25 @ 11 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. via ZOOM)
Continuation of the first workshop where attendees will begin sharing their pieces for critique. Musical compositions/instrumentals created by The Sonnet Man will be available to students for use.

At the end of the two workshops, attendees will have 3 pieces (2 original pieces) to perform:

1. The original Shakespearean sonnet each attendee chose to work on
2. Their adaptation of the Shakespearean sonnet chosen
3. An original piece dedicated to a location in Flagstaff (or the attendee’s hometown)

Can’t make the exact times? Don’t worry, you can still participate! Just email dtucker@flagshakes.org to get the video links and set up times to work with Devon on your own schedule!

Throughout the week, participants can reach out to Devon for advice and for help editing their pieces.

At the end of the week, FlagShakes will also share a personalized sonnet written by Devon Glover dedicated to the Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival!