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Reading Aloud in Public: For Writers + Everybody Else
The University of the Arts

CE 601N 01 Reading Aloud in Public: For Writers + Everybody Else

CE 601N 01

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Mark Knight



Spring 2018

  • (Mar. 12 to Apr. 9)
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 0.00 Credits
  • 0.00 Credits
  • Tuition: $225 / Fees: $15
Learn to take what's on the page in front of you and put it into the ears and imaginations of your audience. There'll be lots of practice and excellent 'how to' examples; along with some funny 'how NOTs'. Whether you're writer, a poet, or you just have to stand up in front of people a speak a few words, this is the course for you.

Listen to our interview with Mark as he discusses this course + reading in public.

Course Overview

  • Each week we'll work with example texts to get you comfortable taking the stage to perform your written work.
  • Your readings will be videoed at each class so that you can review the recordings and develop your techniques.
  • By week five we’ll have a final review of your progress.
  • All the recordings will be available online & we'll use them in class for review & correction.

What will you learn in this course?

  • Be able to articulate when speaking, and will understand the importance of breathing and pacing
  • Microphones - how to use, not abuse them
  • New modes of reading - from paper to screen
  • Understand how to format a text for ease of public reading
  • Be able to take the stage and face an audience

Course Resources

  • Familiarity with any Android tablet or any iPad, Android cellphones or IPhones, or any e-readers (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader etc)
  • Strongly recommended​: any tablet - (Android, iPad or Windows); any cellphone - (Android or IPhone); any e-reader (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader etc) Any or all of the above will do. Electronic devices are so much better than paper for viewing & working on text.