Writing for the Page, Reading for the Ear
Writing in Private, Reading in Public
What you need to bring:
Paper, pen and pencil for note taking.
Assignments to be completed before the workshop:
- Be prepared to read to the group a 60-90 second sample of your writing; choose a section that most closely represents your "voice."
- Be prepared to read (not recite), as you think it should be interpreted, either:
H W Longfellow's "It Is Not Always May" or
Billy Collins' "No Time."
Choose that which better suits your style.
Prepare a five-minute program of your choice:
- A reading of your own material or that of others, with commentary on your technique and style of reading;
- A presentation, with your commentary, of a pre-recorded reading, which could be an audio-book or a recorded author’s reading, live-audience or studio. (A live-audience author’s reading is preferred.)
Also: Before you arrive, read again:
- Molly Bloom’s soliloquy, from James Joyce’s Ulysses.;
begin with “…who was the first person…”, pp. 782-783 in the Vintage Books edition.