Performance and Presentation

Booking now open!

Do you want to make more of your readings and events? Would you like to engage better with your audience? Are you terrified of reading in front of people?

Performance and Presentation is specifically tailored for writers and will help you to bring your writing to life, perform better and overcome nerves.

Festivals and literary events are an important part of promoting your work and a great way of connecting with your audience, however even experienced performers do not always get the most out of their readings.

Only eight places are offered to allow for personal feedback on each individual performance.  In previous courses, writers with years of event experience have benefited, as well as those too terrified to take the stage.

Course Details

Date:     Saturday 6 December 2014

Time:    10.15 a.m.-4.30 p.m (Registration at 10.00 a.m. and please allow a little extra time at the end of the day).

Cost:     £30 (Please note this course is significantly subsidised by Scottish Book Trust).

Venue:  Scottish Storytelling Centre

The Course Leader

Alex Gillon is an experienced Voice and Speech specialist who has worked extensively in theatre as well as television and film. Over the past few years she has used her expertise as a consultant in Presentation and Vocal Communication. She has worked with Scottish Book Trust for over ten years.

Eligibility: Performance and Presentation is open to published authors (not self-published), and screenwriters and playwrights with a production track record. 

Contracted Scottish Book Trust staff are not eligible to apply for any writer development opportunity (including the LLF database).

What previous participants had to say:

  • Great day. Alex was excellent, full of energy and also very knowledgeable.
  • I found the day extremely interesting, informative and (surprisingly) fun. Alex was excellent!
  • Very interesting and different. Great to hear experience of others. Alex very professional and helpful.
  • Very interesting, informative and entertaining
  • Very helpful. Thank you for putting this workshop on.

How to apply

Please complete the booking form and send it to   

We will send you an email to let you know when your place has been provisionally booked. We will then ask you to send us a cheque to confirm the booking, unfortunately we cannot accept credit or debit cards. If we do not receive your payment within 7 days your place will be re-advertised.

Scottish Book Trust is committed to providing equal opportunity to everyone with whom it works.  If you have specific access requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. This information is available in alternative formats, including large print format on request.