Have you ever been to a reading where the reader mumbled, read too quickly or softly for comprehension, lost the audience’s attention shuffling through a sheaf of pages, or read long past the allotted time? In this seminar, the first hour will be spent reviewing the elements and skills of reading poetry or prose. The rest of the session will be devoted to one-on-one coaching. You’ll leave with strategies for dealing with nerves, tips for pleasing audience, and—perhaps most importantly—yourself. Come prepared to read a short poem (about 20 lines) or a passage of prose (one paragraph). Coaching with be master-class style, while the audience learns from watching. Open to both poets and prosers.