You have written a book. Now you have to present it to an audience. Where do you begin? How can you be more comfortable and effective when reading your own work and talking about yourself?
Join international storyteller and bestselling author Cat Weatherill as she demonstrates how she presents her books, explores the elements that create an effective and irresistible book sessions, and reveals the tricks of the trade when it comes to being compelling in front of an audience.
Confidence, content, discipline, pacing, engagement and session structure all come under the spotlight in a lively, interactive workshop suitable for writers of both poetry and prose.
Every participant will have the chance to present their own book in a supportive atmosphere. This is a chance to share ideas and concerns, laugh and learn together. You will leave inspired and more confident.
"If you ever get a chance to go on one of Cat's workshops, I thoroughly recommend it!" – Claire Fayers.
Tickets are £60 (inc VAT) SoA members and £75 (inc VAT) for guests.
Please book via Eventbrite. The workshop has very limited spaces so make sure to book early to avoid disappointment. These events have swiftly sold-out in London and for Authors North.
To keep tickets affordable we are not providing catering, so please bring a packed lunch and snacks for the breaks. There is a public café, Food For Thought, on-site.
Be aware that the ticket, travel and any necessary accommodation is an allowable business expense for tax purposes. VAT is at 20% and you will receive an automated invoice when booking.
A map and directions to Gladstone's can be found here.
About Cat Weatherill
Cat studied Drama at Hull University and worked professionally as an actor and a singer before discovering storytelling in 1998. Championed by the Hay Festival, she quickly established herself as one of the most exciting and distinctive voices in British storytelling.
As a performer, Cat is bold, magical and strong. She performs with extraordinary focus and intensity. She is also a best-selling children’s author, with books translated into ten languages. Her latest book, The Hairy Marys
, is a quirky school drama about fame, gender and the Suffragettes. Read our interview with Cat here