Part of being a writer is performing your work in public at conventions, readings, and other events. Such readings are a great way to get your work out there, but a bad reader can spoil a story. In this workshop, you'll learn how to prepare to your story to read out loud, how to quell pre-reading jitters, the ins and outs of projection, volume, gestures, and working with microphones, and what to do about interruptions, distractions, and other disasters.
A teacher for over three decades at institutions including the Johns Hopkins University, Clarion West, and Indiana University, Cat Rambo is engaging, personable, and supportive, providing insight, encouragement, and inspiration to students who want to pursue writing and publishing speculative fiction.
Her credentials include a MA in writing from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, where she studied with John Barth and the Clarion West Writers Workshop and the Clarion West workshop, where she studied with Octavia Butler, L. Timmel DuChamp, Andy Duncan, Gordon van Gelder, Michael Swanwick, and Connie Willis. She has been nominated for the Compton Crook Award for First Novel, as well as Endeavour, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards and is the former editor of Fantasy Magazine. Her own work includes over 200 short stories, several novels, a cookbook, a guidebook to Baltimore, and Creating an Online Presence for Writers. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).