Flatiron Writers hosts From Page to Podium With Mel Ryane, May 20

Press release:

Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

The Flatiron Writers Room
5 Covington Street
Asheville, NC 28806

$65. Sign up here.

Writers are often daunted by the idea of reading their work aloud, whether in a classroom situation or public presentation. This workshop will teach writers to see their reading as a gift to their audience. Using the same tools employed by professional actors, you will learn to prepare and present confident, clear public readings and to use reading aloud as a valuable self-editing tool. Neither acting nor public speaking experience is necessary to benefit from the craft of acting.

During the course of this workshop you will:

▪ Bring a piece of your work you wish to read (one page, double-spaced, two copies).

▪ Be led in voice and body warm-ups using breathing and vocal exercises.

▪ Read aloud excerpts of published works by other writers to study pacing, phrasing, word choice and themes.

▪ Be coached individually by Mel as you read your work, with the class observing.

▪ Time permitting, you will get a second opportunity to read for the class integrating the techniques you’ve learned.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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