Ivan Coyote leads a workshop designed to help you transform your nervous energy into a memorable reading. Learn how to select material, prepare your work for performance, memorize it (or not), and make your body language work for you.
Ivan will also share secrets about microphones, sound guys, and selling your books.
- Participants must bring a 3 minute selection of their work to be staged.
- Ages 16 and up.
Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of ten books, the creator of four short films, and has released three CDs that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last eighteen years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam.
The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote “a natural-born storyteller” and the Ottawa Xpress once said that “Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.”
Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.
Only a maximum of 30 registrations are available for this exclusive workshop experience. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 2:30pm. Box office is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM located in the building.
This show may contain strong language, controversial issues, and words that make you re-evaluate your life. Advance tickets are NOT mailed out; they can be picked up at the Will Call station at the venue. Box office and Will Call will open with doors at 2:30pm. Workshop registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
Festival passes do NOT give you access to masterclasses. They are the only events that require separate registration.
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Havana Theatre is an accessible venue. To reach the theatre, you must pass through the restaurant to the gallery space. On the right, is a black door leading into the theatre. There is a narrow hallway and two doors to access the performance space, but no stairs.