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Your Words Aloud, Your Words Alive

Intermediate | What does it take to transform the words on the page into an engaging, authentic, and memorable performance? Commitment, rehearsal, and humility. You’ll learn and practice tangible skills (including mic technique, ways to handle line breaks, and introductions), as well as develop a performance style that suits you and your work. The class includes take-home reading and assignments. Students will give a public reading during the fifth session.

Instructor: Elizabeth Austen

Class Type: 6 Sessions

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Term: Fall 2019

Start Date: 09/16/2019

End Date: 10/21/2019

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Elizabeth Austen

Former Washington state poet laureate Elizabeth Austen is the author of two chapbooks and a full-length collection, Every Dress a Decision (Blue Begonia, 2011), now in its fourth printing. She’s been a poetry correspondent for NPR affiliate KUOW since 2000, and leads poetry and reflective writing workshops for healthcare providers as a tool for self-care. In 2018 Elizabeth celebrated World Poetry Day at UNESCO in Paris, reading alongside a dozen poets from around the world. She earned an MFA from Antioch University-Los Angeles, and is an alumna of the Jack Straw Writers program and Hedgebrook. Elizabeth is working on a new manuscript, currently titled States of Emergency.

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