Quebec Writers' Federation Workshops

Fall Session 2017
TELLING STORIES IN SOUND: WRITING FOR PODCASTS
Workshop leader: Taylor Tower

Eight Mondays, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
October 2 – November 27 (no meeting October 9, Thanksgiving)

QWF Office – 1200 Atwater Avenue, Room 3, Westmount, QC

Workshop fee: $160 for QWF members; $190 for non-members
Cost of QWF membership (annual) and workshop: $195

Payment is due within one week of registration to confirm your spot.
For more information, or to register:
(514) 933-0878 or workshops@qwf.org


How do you turn a great idea into a podcast that people want to listen to? In this workshop, we look to a wide variety of podcasts that differ in style, structure, and genre but all have one thing in common: they’re awesome and popular. Over eight weeks, we’ll study and discuss why these podcasts work by digging into the nuts and bolts of successful audio storytelling: painting vivid scenes with the five senses, choosing compelling tape, interviewing, story structure, scriptwriting, voicing and narration, how to find sources, and more.

Through readings, discussions, deep listening, writing exercises, and lectures from special guests in the field, this workshop provides the fundamentals you’ll need to tackle your podcast proposal with confidence. You'll leave with a solid outline as well as a list of technical resources to get you started.



Taylor Tower
Credit: Sean Smuda

Taylor Tower is a writer, performer, radio producer, and teacher based in Montreal. She is a producer at Confabulation, Montreal’s longest-running storytelling series, and has taught storytelling workshops to students of all ages through the Quebec Writers’ Federation, The Loft Literary Center, and Brila Youth Projects. She co-produced and co-hosted a weekly arts and culture show on CKUT radio for two years and has performed in numerous storytelling events including Literary Death Match (Montreal), The Moth GrandSLAM (St. Paul, MN), and The Moth MainStage (Denver, CO). Her writing has been featured on CBC Radio One's WireTap with Jonathan Goldstein, nerve.com, Maisonneuve magazine, and Public Radio Remix (a collection of the best stories from popular podcasts and independent radio producers curated by Roman Mars). You can read and listen to her work at taylorgtower.com.

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For more information:

(514) 933-0878
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QWF gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada