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Two-Day Short Course: Voice: Performing Poetry for an Audience

21st September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This two-day workshop is designed for poets who find it challenging to speak their own texts in front of an audience. The first aim of the work will be for you to understand better what is at stake physically and emotionally when you are in front of an audience. You will discuss what you find exciting when you hear poets speak and what happens to you when you speak your poems. You will have a chance to practice speaking in a safe environment. You will learn how your voice works and how to use it in the context of a public reading. You will learn how to connect to your text using imagery and how to stay connected to the audience while speaking.

You will gain more confidence and leave the workshop with some tools to help you to consolidate what you will have discovered that is helping you. The workshop is intended for poets published or not, but you need to have some written work prepared. Come with a few of your poems you want to work with.


Birmingham and Midland Institute
9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, B3 3BS United Kingdom


Writing West Midlands


West Midlands