Performance Skills for Writers

Performance Skills for Writers

Who: George Catsi
Saturday 4 November, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $180; Member: $125; Conc Member: $110

You’ve written your work and now you’re being asked to read it out loud – or you hope to soon.  Any public reading is a promotional moment that can convert a listener, if you read and speak well. You can prepare yourself to make the most of these moments.

Learn to face an audience with confidence and read your work to captivate listeners. Performer and writer George Catsi will introduce performance techniques to help you find your voice and better prepare yourself for public speaking. You’ll receive individual feedback in a group context to help you better develop your skills.

This is an active day: part public speaking, part theatre, with speakers at all levels and any genre able to explore their voices.

Learning Outcomes

  • prepare yourself for public speaking
  • speak with greater confidence
  • read to an audience with increased connection

Participant Requirements
Bring a sample of your writing (between 4 and 8 pages) for use in a class exercise. Active participation in the exercises and reading of own work is essential. Choose the pieces you would read out if you were invited to read your work. 

About the tutor
George Catsi
is an award-winning writer plus a performer, comic and academic with an extensive and diverse background overlapping arts, business, health and education. He was 2010 winner of the Kit Denton Fellowship for courage and excellence in performance writing, for his satirical evangelical comedy, I Want to Be Slim. He has performed his comedic memoir show, Am I Who I Say I Am?, across three seasons. George has a doctorate exploring persuasive performance.

George works with organisations, individuals and group of all ages in improving their ability to present, speak and in many cases just ’be’ in their skin in front of an audience. His techniques have helped others to present, sell, network, lead, collaborate and generally communicate both in the work and social environment.


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