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Finding Your Voice, Using Your Voice

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Saturday 10 am - 4 pm, one day

Indicative maximum class size: 15

Would you like to share your writing with an audience, but don’t know where to start? This course gives you the chance to find and use your voice, taking the first step from being a private to public writer.

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12th May 2018

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Course Description

The course provides an enjoyable and supportive environment to explore projection, pace, tone and body language, developing the skills and confidence you need to read or perform your work in public.

On this course you will:

  • explore vocal training and drama techniques for presentations
  • gain skills in breath control, pace, tone and projection
  • analyse different prose and poems prior to reading
  • work in pairs and as a group to practice
  • take part in a group reading at the end of the day.

This course is ideal for writers who wish to read their work in public, or for anyone who gives presentations who wants to improve their technique.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have the confidence to share your work in public. This course might also inspire you to pursue other writing courses.

Tutor profile: Becky Cullen is a poet and AHRC-Midlands3Cities funded researcher at Nottingham Trent University. Her thesis explores how poetry breaks time through repetition, pace and stratification.

Becky was winner of the inaugural Midlands3Cities Cultural Engagement Award for her work leading writing projects in the community, including her time as Poet-in-Residence at Newstead Abbey. Her work has been published in journals including the prestigious PN Review. She’s also host of the Totally Wired early evening poetry series, currently in its third season.

Becky is particularly skilled in giving feedback. Her students achieve a great deal in a short time, surprising themselves with the level and range of their writing.

Becky can also sing and has a contagious laugh! And being from Nottingham she’s well placed to help participants feel at home.

Any questions? Contact the short course team:


Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813