Performance Coaching for Writers

As a performance coach, one area of specialization I enjoy is helping writers to read their work more effectively in public. I offer one-on-one coaching, group workshops and writing conference presentations.

I’ll be presenting a one-hour session on effective readings at the upcoming 2012 Saskatchewan Writers Guild (SWG) conference on October 26 at 3:45 pm – TCU Place, Saskatoon.

Here’s information about SWG workshops in Prince Albert and Saskatoon that were offered in 2011:

How to Give an Effective Reading

feedback from previous workshops

Saturday, October 29, 2011, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Margo Fournier Centre, 1211 1st Ave W, Prince Albert

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saskatoon – location TBA


SWG members $60; non-members $75

Limit per workshop: 10

Please contact SWG directly to register.

For some of us, reading our work aloud is a wonderful, fulfilling experience for which we have the knack. For others, it’s a torturous, nerve-wracking event that must be endured in order to sell our books. And then some of us sense we’re doing “okay” but lack the feedback required to give a really great reading.

This workshop is designed for writers in the last two categories. The first half of the program will cover the elements of an effective reading and practical ideas for improving presentation skills. During the second half participants will read briefly from their writing, receive constructive feedback, and have the opportunity to practise the suggested changes for the benefit of themselves and the group.

Saskatchewan Writers Guild