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      FROM PAGE TO PODIUM: READING YOUR WORK ALOUD w/MEL RYANE in Asheville


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      September 28, 2019

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      5 Covington Street
      Asheville, North Carolina 28806

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      FROM PAGE TO PODIUM: READING YOUR WORK ALOUD w/MEL RYANE

      Writers are often daunted by the idea of reading their work aloud, whether in a classroom situation or public presentation. This workshop will teach writers to prepare and present confident, clear public readings using the same tools employed by professional actors:    Warming up the vocal instrument    Rehearsing the material    Calming the nerves    Delivering the work Whether reading for an audience of one or one hundred, every writer can benefit from the self-editing techniques learned when reading their work aloud. Neither acting nor public speaking experience is necessary to benefit from the craft of acting. During the course of this workshop you will:  Bring a piece of your work you wish to read (one page, double-spaced, two  copies).  Be led in voice and body warm-ups using breathing and vocal exercises.  Read aloud excerpts of published works by other writers to study pacing,  phrasing, word choice and themes.  Be coached individually by Mel as you read your work, with the class observing.  Time permitting, you will get a second opportunity to read for the class  integrating the techniques you've learned. What participants have said: --"FANTASTIC CLASS. Mel is my hero! I learned. I faltered. I listened. I tried. I faced my fear and she changed my life. Truly inspiring. A great coach. Unforgettable!"  --"I would highly recommend this workshop! I've already put it to use to increase my confidence at delivering readings." --"This workshop helped me understand my own writing better— how to interpret it." Cost: $85 General Admission, $76.50 for current FWR Co-Working members. Partial need-based scholarships are available for this workshop. To register by check instead of Eventbrite, mail your check and a valid email address to the Flatiron Writers Room, 5 Covington Street, Asheville, NC 28806. You will be registered when we receive your check, space permitting.   Mel Ryane is the author of the acclaimed memoir TEACHING WILL: What Shakespeare and 10 Kids Gave Me That Hollywood Couldn't (Familius). Her writing has been published in the LA Times. In her distinguished acting career, Mel has performed on stages across the U.S. and Canada. She has coached actors on television and film sets and public speakers on the corporate level. She had taught her workshop PAGE TO PODIUM for the last twelve years at writers' conferences across North America.  REFUND POLICY: The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until one week before the class starts via Eventbrite or email to flatironwritersroom[at]gmail.com for a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be made. Refund and Cancellation Policy

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