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

Meanwhile,

Want to learn how to give kick-ass public readings and performances?

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

And here’s the best part, having a terrific time in front of an audience is much easier than you might think. All you need are a few basic presentation skills, a little rehearsal time, and you’ll be good to go.

Whatever your reading and performance goals are, I'll be happy to work with you to help you make them happen. Email me and let's schedule a time to talk. We can work face to face or in the digital space.

Your first session is always free. Click the blue button.

If you need useful reading and performance guidance, click here to order my book HOW TO READ FOR AN AUDIENCE, which I co-wrote with Allegra Huston, $5.99 pdf download. You can also learn about editing; take a look at HOW TO WORK WITH A WRITER, by Allegra Huston at Twice 5 Miles Publishing: The Stuff Nobody Teaches You.

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

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BE YOURSELF, page 73.

“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.)

Observe yourself for five minutes in a full-length mirror. Note your posture. Do you like what you see? If not, how can you change it? Is your body relaxed? How about that smile? The mirror is your friend. Your body is your instrument, and also your director. The more you watch yourself in the mirror, the more you’ll start to enjoy what you see.”

Click here to order HOW TO READ FOR AN AUDIENCE.

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
Performing in public rarely comes naturally and this clear and sympathetic guide will swiftly become an indispensable tool for anyone faced with the challenge of standing in front of an audience. I recommend to every author
— Kate Christensen, PEN/Faulkner Award­-winning novelist

Click here to order HOW TO READ FOR AN AUDIENCE.

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


 
 

MY HIGHLIGHTS

• 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