Performing Poetry Workshop Series

This brand-new three-part cumulative series focuses on presentation skills like conducting attention and listener absorption through pacing, phrasing, and spatial awareness.  Discovery of authentic personal style, sensitivity to audience expectations, honoring the integrity of the work, and the ability to make moment-to-moment adjustments, all take time and practice. Experiment with dozens of techniques, exercises, and useful guidelines.

Workshop series is designed for poets who want to improve their stage presence and performance.

Bring at least one 3-minute piece of your own to read to the first workshop.

Thurs. June 7 at 7 – 9 pm

Thurs. June 14 at 7 – 9 pm

Thurs. June 21 at 7 – 9 pm

$45 for 3 classes (Click to register)

Community open mic optional & free for workshop participants:

Fri. June 29 at 7:30 – 9 pm (More info)

 

Communication Coach, Writer, and Storyteller, Karen De Mauro, shares 40 years of experience in creating, directing, and performing in venues from international businesses to national parks, from Broadway stages to book stores, and from schools to stadiums. Ms. De Mauro is Artistic Director of The Acting Center and Naturestages, and Co-Founder of The Center for Nature Writing at Seatuck. She directed for The United Nations, performed at The Smithsonian, Central Park HCA Festival, and The Kongo Noh Festival in Kyoto, and works as an international Artist in Residence.

If you cannot commit to all 3 sessions, please email events@waltwhitman.org to request special exception pricing.