for New Words is a project of New Words Live,
a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting diverse women artists
creating from the many realities and possibilities of women's lives.
We produce cutting-edge live author events, a monthly open
mic, special events and writing workshops.
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Center for New Words presents:
& JACLYN FRIEDMAN
Performance Skills for Writers
6:00 to 9:00 pm
May 26 through June 23
slams, and other live performance venues are some of the best places
to get your work heard, whether you're an experienced writer or just
starting out. But it takes a lot more than great writing to connect
with a live audience. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn to overcome
stage fright, make friends with the microphone, chat up the crowd,
and put your body and voice to work in the service of your words. Plus,
you'll get practical tips on findingvenues that are right for your work,
and getting yourself booked as a featured reader. In a fun, supportive
atmosphere, we'll learn together by doing, trying something else, and
doing it again -- culminating in a field trip to a local live venue
to wow the crowd with your new skills!
Toni Amato's fiction has appeared in several anthologies, including
Our Own Voices, Food and Other Enemies, and Strange
Angels. S/he has performed extensively in Boston and New York City,
as well as at Temple, Goddard and Brandeis Universities. S/he has studied
fiction with Dorothy Allison, Mary Gaitskill and Marge Piercy. S/he
is a recipient of the 2000 LEF Fellowship and the 2001 Diana Korzenik
Fellowship to the Boston Writer's Room.
is a slam-winning poet and performance artist who has performed with
SisterSpit and has monopolized countless hours of mic time at venues
across New England. Her electric performances earned her a 2001 Cambridge
Poetry Award. Friedman's work can be found in Sojourner, The
Underwood Review, Moxie, What's Up Magazine, and the
anthologies Best Bisexual Erotica and Shameless. She is
the Program Coordinator for The Center for New Words, and is currently
pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College.
Space is limited in these one-of-a-kind workshops, so reserve
your place today! All workshops require pre-registration and cost $175.
A $50 non-refundable deposit per workshop is required to hold workshop
space. Interest-free payment plans and limited scholarships are available.
Email us or call CNW at 617-876-5310 to register today, or for more
PS -- If you'd like to receive a brochure containing all of the information
on these upcoming workshops, plus a tear-off registration form, just
email us a request with
your mailing address and we'll send it right out.
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