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Just a heads up that there was a bit of a scheduling snafu for our Sunday afternoon workshops at Oolong Tea House. Don’t worry, they’re still happening! Just in reverse order:

Workshop: Getting Published
Sunday, August 19, 2012
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Oolong Tea House, 110 10 St. NW
FREE (though, as a volunteer-run not-for-profit, donations are gratefully accepted!)

Hosted by MRU professor Richard Harrison, learn the ins-and-outs of getting your poetry published:

Getting published means finding your audience. This workshop will discuss the various means by which publishers introduce writers and their audience to each other over time. It will look at the way that publishing is a form not just of getting your work out there, but of entering a creatively rich dialogue with those who don’t just want to read your work, but share it with those who trust them to bring work they’ll enjoy into their lives.

Workshop: Giving a Public Reading
Sunday, August 19, 2012
2:30pm to 3:15pm
Oolong Tea House, 110 10 St. NW
FREE (though, as a volunteer-run not-for-profit, donations are gratefully accepted!)

Hosted by Calgary poet, Bob Stallowrthy, this poetry workshop will shed some light on that oft feared aspect of the poet life: giving a reading.

Title: Eh? Or, What Was That Last Line?

You’ve been asked to give a reading in public. But, you say, “I don’t like getting up in front of people” or “My words were meant to be read on the page”. Both may be true. However, at some point, if you stay with a writing career, you are going to be asked to give a reading in public. And, there is NOTHING more frustrating for your audience than not hearing your words. The words you worked so hard to find. This workshop offers tips and ideas for you to use that will make giving a reading in public less frightening, less of an ordeal for both you and your audience. This workshop is designed to be a conversation, so there will be plenty of time for questions, answers, anecdotes, etc. I will use my own work as examples of how and how not to read to your audience. Giving a public reading is an important part of being an author. It might as well be enjoyable for you and your audience.

You can download the full schedule here: PPF 2012 Schedule

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