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Ron Salisbury teaches How to Give a Poetry Reading

Date: Saturday, April 28 2012 Time: 10 am-3 pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $85 Nonmembers: $100 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

*Registration has closed however, there are still open spots. Please email if you are interested in attending this workshop.


Exciting New Class!

Join Ron in this fun, interactive workshop where participants will learn how to prepare for a poetry reading.

You will learn:

  • How to choose appropriate poems
  • Who is the real audience
  • How long should a poetry reading be
  • How to develop a voice
  • How to organize your poems
  • How to hold your poems and use a lectern
  • Microphone Tips
  • How to get off the page
  • Eye contact, the jitters and breathing


This workshop is for any poet, new or experienced, who wants to give a poetry reading or improve their poetry reading performance. Bring two copies of ten poems you think are right for a reading, one page length each, please. Participants will work on the presentations of two-to-three poems.


Ron Salisbury is a professional public speaker and a veteran of decades of poetry readings. He has studied with many of America’s top writers, has a degree in poetry from Antioch University, and continues to participate in the San Diego spoken word community.

** Ron will be reading with poet Steve Kowit on Friday, April 20! Don’t miss it!