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Time: 18:00 - 20:30

Date: 20 January, 2020

Event Category: QWF Workshops , Workshops

Location: Espace Pop—Montreal, Quebec Phone: 514-664-1063 Venue WebsiteView map

Organizer: QWFAELAQ

Make Friends with the Mic: Literary Events 101

Monday January 20th, 6-8:30 PM
Espace Pop, 5585 Ave. du Parc

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

This workshop is recommended for:

-Writers who want to get better at giving live readings
-Anyone who hosts literary events, panel discussions, or live interviews

Workshop limited to 20 people. Please come with something to read—it doesn’t have to be your own work, just something you can practice with.

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.


Join Waitlist We will inform you of any newly available spots for this workshop via email. Please note: once you receive the notice of availability, you will have 48hrs to register —or 24hrs if the workshop begins in a week or less— before the spot is made available to the next person.
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