Salon with Martha Salinas (Free Online Event)

  • Thursday, August 06, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • BARN Writers' Zoom Room
  • 83

Registration

  • (Free but please register to receive the link to join this online event).

Registration is closed
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.** 

In the spirit of Gertrude Stein, but minus her Paris apartment and Ernest Hemingway, BARN Writers will be hosting a salon via Zoom for writers of ALL levels of experience to read their work to an APPRECIATIVE audience. (All of this takes place from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer with a microphone.)

This is a great opportunity to practice reading for your own book signings and a wonderful chance to reach new readers and meet people who love words as much as you do.

We will have slots for 12 readers to read five-minute selections. Keeping to a prescribed time limit is a skill and a courtesy all writers need to learn. (Of course you don’t have to use the entire five minutes if you have something very short.) Please register for "Reader" soon in order to snag one of these spots. We will also have plenty of room in cyberspace for members of the audience to enjoy some great readings.

Format:

  1. Brief introductions. (Say your name, what you write, and give us a wave.)
  2. At this point, everyone except the reader will be muted by the host. The noise from a dozen or more households is very distracting. The first six readers will participate in the order announced.
  3. Five- to ten-minute intermission. Everyone will be unmuted to chat or do whatever needs to be done.
  4. The final six readers will participate in the order announced. Everyone except the reader will be muted.
  5. We’ll unmute everyone, and those who want to hang out can chat for a bit.

Very Important:

Everyone who wants to participate, whether as a reader or an appreciative audience participant, must register for this free event. We need your information in order to send you a Zoom link.

Please don’t be afraid to try this. I had my doubts that it would work until I took part in a Zoom salon with another group. It’s more relaxed than standing at a podium! We had a wonderful time, and it was great to see new faces.

Details:

  • This class will be live streamed via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial.
  • A link will be sent to the email account your registered with. Please watch for this email.

Instructor Bio:

Martha Kay Salinas writes young adult fiction and spends way too much time writing for Facebook instead of working on her blog. In an earlier life she worked as a marriage and family therapist. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing in 2015, and she’s currently writing a young adult novel set in 1968.


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