For our November 17 meeting, local author Pete Kahle takes us through his successful 90-minute program on how to be comfortable in all the different speaking opportunities that authors and publishers encounter. Whether you’re doing a bookstore reading or a presentation at a business conference, learn how to feel more confident at the front of the room and to connect with your audience.
This program begins at 6 pm on Nov. 17 at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Look for us in Room 221, just inside the main entrance. This meeting is free and open to anyone interested in the business of books.
Naked at the Podium: The Writer’s Guide to Successful Readings
Are you prepared to step outside your comfort level and meet the public? People don’t become authors because they want a career in show business, but personal promotion is important if you want your book to sell. Learn to use actor’s tricks and ideas to speak at book readings, programs, launch parties, teaching appearances and other public situations.The book version of this program is available in paperback and ebook forms from publisher 74th Street Productions, independent bookstores, and online retailers.
More About Peter Kahle
Kahle’s latest book, Passage of the Kissing People, is a novel of love, betrayal and family language and was 74th Street Productions’ first foray into adult contemporary literary fiction. His first book, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Prose Narrative, was honored as a finalist in the national Small Press Book Awards (juvenile/young adult fiction). His second, Shakespeare’s The Tempest: A Prose Narrative, was chosen as a national finalist for the Independent Publishers Book Awards.
A past president of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, he has organized conferences and spoken at a myriad of publishing events. A founding member of the Collective Wheee!, this Shakespeare enthusiast enjoys making the plays accessible by speaking at schools and libraries about topics that include writing, family language, Shakespeare, and the performing and literary arts.