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Page to Stage: How to Perform Your Writing Out Loud

  • Nashville Public Library 615 Church Street Nashville, TN, 37219 United States (map)

Words take on a new life when you read them out loud. Reading out loud can also give us a deeper understanding of our writing, and it's a great way to get your work out into the world. As writers, it's our job to make sure that our words sound as creative and engaging to our audience as they do in our head. In this workshop, we'll practice strategies for turning your words on the page into a captivating performance. We'll hear different reading styles, learn how to avoid common pitfalls, and start building our own unique reading voices. Whether you're a seasoned performer or you've never shared your work out loud, come try some new ways to take your words from page to stage.

SLANT workshops are intended for students in grades 9 - 12. We meet in StudioNPL on the third floor of the Nashville Public Library. This is a free event open to students from any area, but workshop seating is limited, so please click to RSVP. If you sign up for an event and find that you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that someone else has the opportunity to participate. Contact joe[at]porchtn[dot]org with questions.

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Joe Kane is the Program Director of SLANT. Before moving to Nashville, Joe taught creative writing in Detroit Public Schools as a writer-in-residence of the Inside Out Literary Arts Project. His poems and stories have found many, including  RHINO ,  Elimae ,  theEEEL ,  Clapboard House ,  The Splinter Generation ,  Cricket Online Review ,  Psychic Meatloaf ,  Right Hand Pointing , and the NPR podcast  Versify .

Joe Kane is the Program Director of SLANT. Before moving to Nashville, Joe taught creative writing in Detroit Public Schools as a writer-in-residence of the Inside Out Literary Arts Project. His poems and stories have found many, including RHINO, Elimae, theEEEL, Clapboard House, The Splinter Generation, Cricket Online Review, Psychic Meatloaf, Right Hand Pointing, and the NPR podcast Versify.