Reading your work publicly can be a huge boost to your appeal among readers, editors, and publishers. In our new era of COVID-19 there’s been an increase in events featuring authors using platforms like YouTube Live, Zoom, and Crowdcast. These platforms offer the opportunity for authors to reach much wider audiences across the country and around the world. Learning to present your writing in a clear, concise way – in person or online – requires planning, preparation, and a few tricks of the trade in order to do it effectively. Learn the best practices for preparing yourself to read your work publicly, from how to choose what to read, how to acknowledge important people and events respectfully, how to position yourself in the best way, and how to share your work before and after so that you get seen. This class will provide practical tips from writers of any age and level of expertise. This session will be run as a meeting, so you will be on camera and mic unless you turn them off.