with Fat Roland

Reading your creative writing in public can seem like a big step, but there are tips and tricks that can make any writer a skilled performer. This workshop offers a creative and fun space to help you go from the page to the stage. Fat Roland, from award-winning spoken word night Bad Language, will cover everything from speaking technique to stage stance, from subject matter to heart flutters. Ideal for writers thinking about performing for the first time, or for those who have started reading their work publicly but need help to find their voice.

Fat Roland is a flash fiction writer whose third solo show Seven Inch was commissioned by The Lowry Theatre in Salford. He has three Edinburgh Fringe shows under his belt, is champion of Literary Death Match Manchester and comperes Bad Language, twice voted the UK’s best spoken word night. His most recent gigs include FaxFiction at Waterside Arts, Flash In The Van inside a caravan in Lancashire, Tales Of Whatever and the Big Gay Storyslam. By day, he runs events for the live literature venue at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.


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