A Special TREE Reading Series event *HOW TO GIVE A KICK-ASS READING*
led by Marnie Woodrow*
Where: Arts Court, Floor 2A
When: Saturday April 17th, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
We’ve all been to literary readings where an otherwise talented writer either kills her work with a monotone drone or makes us all sweat with nervous, self-mocking remarks.
In the interest of helping you make the most of your moments at the podium/bar stool/front of classroom, we offer you this 3-hour workshop with author and writing coach Marnie Woodrow. A whirlwind and informative tour of anxiety-management, you'll have fun from here on out with the 15 minute parcels of fame and other secret weapons of a GREAT reading [or presentation].
Please bring a page of your own writing to the workshop as well as a notebook and pen.And water: because we're going to learn how to drink lots of it as part of the art of the live reading.
Bio: Marnie Woodrow is the author of two short story collections and a novel, Spelling Mississippi [Knopf Canada]. She is a recipient of an Excellence In Teaching Prize from University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies for her spirited and inspiring courses in Creative Writing. Her live readings have often sparked amazing professional opportunities, which is part of the reason she has a passion for the topic of how to read well. She is the director and editor in chief of the online writing program www.storycoach.ca