More Than a Reading: Perform Your Work to the Max


More Than a Reading: Perform Your Work to the Max


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Saturday, November 7
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
West Conference Room
Portland Art Museum

taught by B. Frayn Masters and Michael Heald

Class is limited to 9 students

You labor in solitude, dreaming about being asked to give a reading, and even if you’re experienced, you suddenly find yourself behind a microphone wondering what, exactly, you’re supposed to do onstage. Get away from your computer, onto your feet, and out to the edge of your comfort zone. You’ll learn how to challenge and entertain your audience from your opening words. build suspense through your delivery, and develop seemingly off-the-cuff anecdotes and connectors so that your message lands in the hearts and souls of your audience. This workshop will be the appropriate mix of scary, fun, sweaty, and invigorating.

B. Frayn Masters is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Host of the Back Fence PDX storytelling series— and is also the PDX Producer for The Moth GrandSLAM. She was voted Best Storyteller/Spoken Word Artist for the 2015 Willamette Week’s Best Of issue.

mheald_photo_webMichael Heald is the author of Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension, a collection of essays. A writer at large for Runner’s World magazine, he is also the publisher of Perfect Day Publishing.

Contact Susan Denning, Director of Programs & Events, for more information.