Workshops and Readings, Fall 2019
Your Words Aloud, Your Words Alive at Hugo House
Monday evenings, 7:10 to 9:10 p.m. in Seattle, WA
Sept. 16 to Oct. 21, 2019
What does it take to transform the words on the page into an engaging, authentic, and memorable performance? Commitment, rehearsal, and humility. You’ll learn and practice tangible skills (including mic technique, ways to handle line breaks, and introductions), as well as develop a performance style that suits you and your work. The class includes take-home reading and assignments. Students will give a public reading during the fifth session. Max class size is 15.
The Title as Frame and Invitation
Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Olympia, WA. $40; advance registration req’d.
Where do great poem titles come from? What makes a title “great,” anyway? Through example poems, we’ll explore this essential and too-often overlooked craft element. Bring three of your own poems-in-progress, and we’ll practice titling to entice the reader with a compelling frame and invitation. (Sponsored by Olympia Poetry Network as part of the 2019 LaureateFest.) Max class size is 20; as of late August, just a few spots left.
LaureateFest: Washington State Poets Laureate Reading and Panel
Saturday, Sept. 21. Panel at 1p and readings at 7p. Norman Worthington Conference Center at St. Martin’s University in Lacey, WA.
Featuring the full slate of Washington’s poets laureate, past and present: Samuel Green, Kathleen Flenniken, Elizabeth Austen, Tod Marshall and Claudia Castro Luna. Also featuring Olympia’s poet laureate, Sady Sparks.
Details about these FREE events here. Hosted by the Olympia Poetry Network, and sponsored by Saint Martin’s University, Denali Walden Massage, ArtsWA, Humanities Washington and Panorama.
Thursday, Oct. 24 at 8p. Hugo House. Reading from “Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden” (Chin Music Press). With Alex Gallo-Brown and Shankar Narayan. Additional details as soon as I have them to share…