How to Give Great Read!

September 29, 2018
2:15 pm—3:30 pm

JACCC Garden Room "C" get directions

Moderated by: Hank Henderson

Writers reading their work in public is one of the best ways to help raise their profile and get their work known. However, public speaking for many of us – even when reading from a page – can sometimes be nerve-wracking, uncomfortable, and for some, just plain scary. In this simple, effective workshop we’ll use tricks, tips, and hands on activities to learn skills for giving confident, entertaining public readings.

Participants are encouraged to bring up to a two-minute excerpt or poem to the workshop (one double-spaced 12 point typed page). After an informative lecture by Hank Henderson, curator of the LGBTQI reading series “Homo-centric,” writers will work with each other applying key points to their writing. We will wrap up the workshop with volunteers reading their work aloud.

The Breakdown:

  • Welcome and introductions
  • Demystifying the microphone
  • Diagraming work using pauses, breaks, and emphasis
  • Rehearsal and volunteer performance of work
  • Closing Q&A and discussion

What You’ll Learn:

Participants will leave this seminar with the proper tools to prepare and participate in public readings with confidence no matter what type of writing they do.

$15 to attend.

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