I took part in my first prose Flash Slam at Stokes Croft, Bristol on Friday night and brought my family along for moral support. Seven writing groups battled it out for the honour of being Flash Slam Champions 2017. We all had to write a three hundred word piece and read it aloud … in to a microphone … in front of an audience.
Our team, We Thought It Was Speed Dating, came second, beaten by the mighty Stokes Croft lot.
There is a skill to reading out and someday I may learn it, meanwhile I’ll concentrate on getting the written word right!
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Great to come second. I’ve read and acted in plays where it’s someone else’s writing you’re reading or performing with. You can sort of make out -you’re just a voice pipe. It can be very challenging reading your own writing, publicly. You kind of feel that , although you’ve written it-someone in the audience could probably read it a lot better! You’ve already owned up to writing it! and “now” your reading aloud skills are under the microscope.
Yes, Colin exactly. That said it could quite possibly be an addictive experience.