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Friday, May 1 • 10:50am - 11:50am
Lloyd Schwartz's Master Class in Reading Your Own Work Aloud *Student Track* FILLING

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In the literary world today, writers often reach a wider audience through readings than through publication. Yet most writers are not trained to read their works aloud. Even well-known writers may read with too little—or too much—expression. In this master class/workshop, participants discuss what makes a good reading and explore the wide range of successful reading styles. Participants present a poem for feedback from the group, under the guidance of the instructor, and then work toward a livelier, more effective presentation, which often includes a deeper understanding of the work being read.

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Lloyd Schwartz

Frederick S. Troy Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Boston
Lloyd Schwartz is Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston and teaches in the MFA program. He is a commentator on music and the arts for National Public Radio's Fresh Air, Senior Editor of Classical Music for New York Arts, and Contributing Arts Critic for WBUR’s The ARTery. For 35 years he was the Classical Music Editor of The Boston Phoenix, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism... Read More →

Friday May 1, 2015 10:50am - 11:50am
Salem Five Community Room

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