Does giving a reading fill you with anxiety? Do you fear having to adjust a mic stand? Do you want your literary events to run smoothly and drama-free? If so, this workshop is for you! Led by experienced sound technician and voice teacher Pamela Hart, the hands-on session will teach you how to improve your reading skills and overcome common problems at live events, in a supportive and low-pressure environment.

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Time: 18:00 to 20:30

Duration: 20 January, 2020

Location: Espace Pop—5585 ave du Parc, Montreal, Quebec View map

Description

This workshop is to be held at Espace Pop, located at 5585 ave du Parc.
Please visit their website for information about accessibility.

Proudly co-presented by the Quebec Writers’ Federation and the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec.

Recommended for writers who want to get better at giving live readings, and anyone who hosts literary events, panel discussions, or live interviews. Participation is limited to 20 people.

Does giving a reading fill you with anxiety? Do you fear having to adjust a mic stand? Do you want your literary events to run smoothly and drama-free? If so, this workshop is for you! Led by experienced sound technician and voice teacher Pamela Hart, the hands-on session will teach you how to improve your reading skills and overcome common problems at live events, in a supportive and low-pressure environment.

You’ll learn:

  • mic technique, mic stand placement and adjustment
  • breath control, projection and other tips for live readings
  • how to run a basic sound setup
  • technical troubleshooting

Please come with something to read — it doesn’t have to be your own work, just something you can practice with.

Workshop leader

Pamela Hart is an audio engineer and vocalist.  She has worked in live sound, recording, education, installation and radio in her audio field, and is currently working in audiobooks.  She is a performing and recording vocalist, most recently singing in Mich Cota's Algonquin opera Wàsakozi. She is the founder and co-director of Montreal's Forever Chorus.

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