Writers don’t always think ahead to potentially performing their work when they’re going through the difficult writing process. But knowing how to perform and speak your words is essential, both in terms of marketing and professional development, but also for building your confidence in the public arena.
With 18 years of professional experience, the award winning founder ofAustralian Poetry Slam, Miles Merill, will use this hands-on and practical workshop to look at ways of using stories and poetry to get your message across: from holding a microphone, to expressing vulnerability, to editing your text for a live presentation.
This Wordshop uses one of the primary characteristics of poetry – say more with less – to assist participants to perform their writing more effectively.
To secure your spot, head to the NSW Writers Centre
About the tutor:
Miles Merrill writes and performs a mix of poetry, stories, lyrics and monologues. He does this internationally for festivals, private companies, cultural institutions, schools, libraries, theatre and music venues. Miles mainly performs solo but also collaborates with composers, musicians, film makers and visual artists. He publishes on CD, DVD, online and in print but is best experienced live. Miles brought poetry slams to Australia fromChicago, set up the international Australian Poetry Slam and is Creative Director of the literary and literacy arts organisation, Word Travels. www.milesmerrill.com