Reading your own writing: How to make it count

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Reading your own writing: How to make it count

Presented by Lisa-Catherine Cohen and Annie Korzen

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Reading your work aloud is a powerful marketing tool for the writer, if done right. If you lack performance skills, however, a great piece of writing can sound like sour mud. Many writers are reclusive, but sometimes you just have to get out there and present your work by reading to an audience. Some people are inherently gifted in this discipline, but most of us need the simple tips, tricks, and pointers that are offered in this workshop — which include microphone technique, dealing with stage fright, vocal strength, and communicating the emotional meaning of language. We will aim to give individual time to each student.

In keeping with this year’s theme of exploring the writing process, this seminar will tell you what to expect and how to make it happen.

Our Two Presenters:

LISA-CATHERINE COHEN: As a lyricist, Lisa-Catherine has garnered two entire platinum CDs, three number-one hit songs, several Top 5s and 10s, and many film and TV song placements, worldwide. She performs her work as spoken word with live music all around Los Angeles.

Currently, Lisa-Catherine is polishing her forthcoming book, “The Loaded Cufflink.” An oft-published editor, with clients across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, she writes and/or edits everything to do with words.

Under the umbrella of Write Now!, she helps people, especially seniors, write their books and memoirs. Her book on Media Training is called “On Camera, On Stage, On Mic.” Lisa-Catherine is a dynamic speaker, teacher/coach, and performer.

You can learn more about her at her own website,

ANNIE KORZEN is proud to be a Moth Mainstage storyteller. She was the recurring Doris Klompus on “Seinfeld,” and has performed her solo shows on three continents. Annie has now created a full evening of her stories called “Tales from the Mouth: Comedies of Errors,” and has been commissioned to create a solo show for Jewish Women’s Theater of Los Angeles.

Annie is the author of “Bargain Junkie: Living the Good Life on the Cheap,” which was covered by Tavis Smiley, Morning Edition, Patt Morrison, CBS Moneywatch, and others. She has done humorous essays for NPR’s Morning Edition, The NY Times, LA Times, and many more. Annie offers private coaching and group classes on writing and performing the personal essay.

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