Public speaking is the world’s leading phobia. Although writers tend to be bookish types, at some point you’ll need to discuss or read your work in front of an audience, be interviewed on TV or radio, or take part in a discussion panel. In this busy session, you’ll learn (and practice!) how to speak into a mic, do a public reading, read an audience, handle a Q&A, and use comedy techniques to win over a crowd and even “bend” interviews your way. This isn’t limited to authors, but for anyone who has to read something in public, including professionals on panels or giving presentations, even reading a speech at a wedding, anniversary or other celebratory event. Will be a fun time.
Class is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12th. Cost is $89 general public, $80 for Hugo House members. Will be held at Hugo House’s temporary home at 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle. Sign up directly on the Hugo House site.