Talking the Talk: A live performance workshop for writers, poets and storytellers.
Ivan Coyote is the author of 10 collections of short stories, one novel, the co-editor of an anthology, and the producer of four short films, six full-length theatre shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music. Still, Ivan makes most of their living as a full-time writer and storyteller from live performances. Whether you are a stage-loving extrovert or a reclusive poet who lives alone on an island, every writer will eventually have to perform their work at some point, from a small bookstore reading to a concert hall performance, these are skills all writers will need at some point. Join a seasoned stage veteran with 27 years of live touring experience in this workshop designed to help you transform your nervous energy into a memorable reading. With tips on selecting material, preparing your material for performance, memorization (or not), and how to make your body language work for you. Ivan will also share some stage secrets about microphones, crafting the perfect set, and selling your books. To get the most out of this workshop participants should bring a 3-minute selection of their material to be staged.