Voice and Performance Skills Workshop
Part One: (40 minutes) Through a proven set of simple, enjoyable exercises, you’ll learn to relax, develop your voice and increase your power of projection.
This workshop will present the primary and most important lesson from a full series of exercises for helping you to become a more dynamic and relaxed speaker.
Posture and diaphragm control are the basic elements for projection. In this forty-minute session, you will learn the secret of relaxation and triple the power of your delivery. You will also be given handouts for further work at home. Part Two will focus on how to read your written words in an engaging way to transform your poetry/book reading into an event (or poem) to be remembered. The workshop will present many different strategies and practical advice on: selecting the best poems/stories to read out loud, breaking through nerves/anxiety and knowing/targeting your audience, There will be an opportunity for everyone to practice, and share their readings with the group.
From Memoir to Novel involves hands on exercises in writing scenes from personal experience and translating them into story material. This workshop will help you with your own fiction or nonfiction novel. The Secrets of Selling Your Story: How to persuade a publisher to publish your book. Convince readers to select it. Learn the secrets of Synopsis, Elevator Speech & Query Letter.
The Secrets of Selling Your Story: How to persuade a publisher to publish your book. Convince readers to select it. Learn the secrets of Synopsis, Elevator Speech & Query Letter.
What is a Synopsis? Learn the steps to prepare for that all-important meeting with a publisher or agent. What will he or she be looking for in you – the author? Learn what will be expected of you once your manuscript is accepted. Learn who and what to avoid.
You too can Write Poetry Helping novices and experienced poets alike discover the excitement of writing poetry from everyday experiences.
Creating Chapbooks Chapbooks are a legitimate form of publication. Whether you intend to print and assemble your own chapbook or prepare a manuscript for a commercial printer, I invite you to learn from my own experience in producing eight different chapbooks – from the regular 8 ½” X 5 ½” B & W to the 10″ X 8″ glossy illustrated children’s book, to an affordable 5″ X 4″ coil-bound booklet to get the best deal from a printer company. In this hands-on workshop you will discover how to plan your pages, format left facing and right facing pages and insert colour illustrations, photographs, and promotional material. You will also discover how to obtain an ISBN number and sales barcode.
Learn how to produce an attractive booklet of your own poetry; “Grandma’s War”; “My Years With the R.C.A.F.”; “The Feeding and Training of a Husband”; “Adventures in Acrylics”; “Mexico on a Shoestring”; – that publication you’ve always dreaded as too momentous a task. This workshop will provide you with a mock-up of your own chapbook, ready to go to work with computer, printer, paper-cutter, and stapler.