WS04: Reading Poetry Aloud

WS04: Reading Poetry Aloud (Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Performance ) By Verena Tay


You want to read aloud poetry aloud, but you can’t be heard, you don’t make sense, or maybe you sound lifeless. If you want to bring a piece of text alive, help is at hand! In this short workshop, you will learn practical ways to increase your volume, clarity, expressiveness, and confidence when reading text aloud. By the end of the workshop, you will have an improved awareness of how to deliver a fair reading of your favourite poem.

Workshop Outline:

  • Basic vocal and speech warm-up
  • Understanding and connecting to text
  • Respecting rhythm and meter
  • Developing body awareness and how the body contributes to reading aloud
  • Q & A session
About the Facilitator:

Verena Tay

A veteran theatre practitioner and storyteller, Verena Tay (www.verenatay.com) has been teaching voice, speech and presentation skills for over ten years at the National Institute of Education and other local institutions. A published playwright and fiction writer and editor, she holds three Masters degrees in English Literature, Voice Studies and Creative Writing.

Event Timeline
Sat Jul 30, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM SGT
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Seminar Room, Level 2, National Museum Singapore
Venue Address
National Museum of Singapore Singapore
National Poetry Festival Singapore