Get Your Words Out!

Sat 15 Apr 2023
10:00am - 3:00pm | Ledbury Poetry House - Event has now taken place.


There is a word for fear of public speaking: glossophobia. It’s common. The terror is real. But if you are a writer and would love to read your work in public – it’s time to kick that terror in the teeth.

Cheryl Powell, a writer and former member of the Public Speakers Association, has competed in speech competitions at national level – and, yes, she still gets nervous.

Her one-day workshop aims to give you the tools you need to find your own voice and face an audience with confidence. In this one-day,  supportive workshop,  you will be able to:

  • Practise reading your work in a friendly environment and get helpful feedback
  • Learn techniques to enhance your performance – g. breath, gesture, pace, rapport
  • Discuss how to tune your work to a live audience
  • Support others in the group as they read their work

Please bring a poem or piece of your own work to read, max 500 words, or an extract from somebody else’s work that you really like.

(Please contact if you need a subsidised place on this workshop)

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