How to Give a powerful public reading

Do you have a reading coming up soon?

Need directorial help?

Reading and performing your work in front of an audience can be one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have.

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All you need are a few presentation skills, some directorial tips, scheduled rehearsal times, and a some dates booked for a your public reading.

Whatever your reading and performance goals are, let’s work together. Your first session is free. Click the blue button below to schedule a time to talk.

For more on giving powerful public-reading: Download HOW TO READ FOR AN AUDIENCE which I co-wrote with Allegra Huston.

For more on editing your work: Download HOW TO WORK WITH A WRITER by Allegra Huston.

Both books are from Twice 5 Miles Publishing: The Stuff Nobody Teaches You.

Here’s a performance tip from HOW TO READ FOR AN AUDIENCE

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“Being yourself onstage is the best choice you can make to build your confidence.

Play to your strengths. If you’re shy, be shy. If you’re outgoing, be outgoing. If you’re happy, be happy. If you’re a miserable curmudgeon, be a miserable curmudgeon.

That might seem a bit odd, but you wouldn’t be the first person to make a curmudgeonly persona work for you. Think of Winston Churchill or the comedian George Carlin.”


HOW TO READ FOR AN AUDIENCE should be required reading for all writers and editors, as well as all creative writing teachers and students. Whether you’re a newbie beginner or a well­-seasoned pro, HOW TO READ FOR AN AUDIENCE will make you a better performer, editor, and writer.
— Alexandra Pringle, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomsbury Publishing

The following public reading of Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tenneyson is a tribute to my mother who left this world at age 93.




• MFA in Poetry from Vermont College

• The Taos Poetry Festival Director

• WPVMFM Board of Directors, VP

• The LEAF Festival Poetry Slam-Master

• Founder of Poetry Alive! Theater Company

• Host of Twice 5 Miles Radio - WPVMFM

• The Artist's Way Creativity Camp Director, over ten years of  partnership with Julia Cameron

• Marketing Director, Twice 5 Miles Publishing

• Memorized more than 600 poems

• Performed thousands of spoken-word shows around the world

• Workshop director for clients including: Timex; Duke University; National Council of Teachers of English; PepsiCo; the National University of Ireland, Galway; Ogilvy; Outward Bound, Gettliffe Architecture, Boulder; International Schools of Africa; and LKB Executive Coaching Associates, Paris.


I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

Click    HERE    for the Artist’s Way workshop in Asheville, January 29-March 5, 2019

Click HERE for the Artist’s Way workshop in Asheville, January 29-March 5, 2019