Hanging on Your Every Word

How to keep your audience engaged, no matter what you’re reading

Hanging on Your Every Word

Elena Passarello + Creative Nonfiction

Sunday, March 26, 2017
1 pm - 3 pm

Advance registration strongly recommended.
Space is limited to 30 participants.


Whether you’re presenting an essay, a poem or a Powerpoint presentation, your delivery matters. 

Join actor and nonfiction writer Elena Passarello for two hours of tips, tricks, and on-site practice for engaging your audience. We’ll tackle everything from combating nervousness to projection and voice work, and you’ll learn how to “score” your piece so that the words are clear and focused. Come to this workshop ready to read, move, and celebrate the fine art of literary performance!

Location // 5119 Coral Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Free on-street parking is available. Doors open at noon, event begins at 1 pm.


Elena Passarello holds a BA from the University of PIttsburgh and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Her essays have appeared in Oxford American, Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Slate, and Normal School. Passarello worked for a decade as an actor and voice-over performer and was the first woman to win the Stella Scream Contest in New Orleans. Her first book, Let Me Clear My Throat, was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and Animals Strike Curious Poses was published by Sarabande Books this year.


Questions? Please call us at 412-404-2975 or email our events manager, Lauren Boehm, at boehm@creativenonfiction.org.