How to Read Your Work Out Loud

Carmack Community Room

Everyone knows poetry with its distinct sounds and rhythms is meant to be read aloud. But what if you've never spoken in front of a crowd? Eve Brackenbury, poet and bookseller, will lead participants in practicing to read poetry out loud. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register once (appreciated but not required) for the entire Writers Conference and come and go as you please. Separate registrations are required to attend any of the Critique Sessions. Check out the Writers Conference schedule at a glance or search our online calendar for in-depth descriptions.

Eve’s public readings always grab the audience and inspire tears and laughter. She often writes of history, be it recorded or personal. She gives her readers and listeners something remembered and something familiar. She’ll share what she’s learned from her background in drama and music: that her audience is the most important element of her poetry.  

“Brackenbury peels back the layers of history with her poems to reveal something of the human story that often gets left out of the annals. She gives voice to the memories of the past. These are a gift to the present.” Mark Nelson, author of Poets of Pevana.

You can find Eve Brackenbury most days at Inklings’ Books & Coffee Shoppe in Blue Springs. There, you will also find her books: A Companion of Lesser Brilliance, The Lennox Garden: Pressed Between Pages, and Shadowed Grounds. She also hosts the Inklings’ Poetry Workshops and Inklings’ Poetry Open Mics and Readings.