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Online Corvallis: Poetry & Performance

November 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Willamette Writers Corvallis Online Presents

Performance Poetry 101: Reading Poetry (and Prose) like a Pro with SETH

Learn to master the fundamentals of reciting poetry (and prose) and engaging an audience. The Corvallis Chapter of Willamette Writers features an online presentation by SETH, one of Colorado’s best-known performance poets, on Monday, November 28, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ONLINE. Free and open to the public. Zoom details below. 

SETH will give tips on pulling your listener in and strategies to hold their attention through to the end of any open mic or featured reading. This workshop will offer practical techniques to hone your presentation skills, win over your audience, and deliver text so as to keep your listener engaged from start to finish. You’ll also hear suggestions on how to take performance poetry to the next level.

About SETH

SETH has made a career carving out creative ways of presenting poetry, with attention paid to both craft and performance. An actor and percussionist as well as a poet and fiction writer, SETH has collaborated with countless musicians, poets, actors, dancers, and other performance artists for more than 30 years in his never-ending quest to render poetry more entertaining to general audiences.
SETH is the author of A Black Odyssey, a poetic memoir about his experiences as a Black poet in contemporary America. His short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines. His satirical novel, The Perfect Stranger, received the Award of Excellence from the Colorado Authors League and first place in literary fiction from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association. For more details visit www.wagingart.com.

Zoom Details

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal zoom account, click here to register for this specific meeting:


On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.

Upcoming Corvallis Chapter Meetings:

Dec 2022: no chapter meeting
Jan 23, 2023: Zoom, Open Mic
Feb 27, 2023: Zoom, Why and How to Write a Book Review
Mar, Apr, May, and June 2023: in-person meetings, Corvallis Community Center, topics TBD

About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to require mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you are unable to mask, we invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings. Here is a link to our policies



November 28, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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