I’m behind the curve on this, but I’d be dreadfully remiss if I didn’t put a shout-out for the National Audio Theater Festivals‘ week long summer audio drama workshop. I won’t be there this year, but my god, and I’m kinda wishing I was.
For example, listen to this juicy bit from their website:
Workshops lead by Dr. Hugh Morgan Hill, known throughout the world as Brother Blue. He is called by many the worlds’ greatest storyteller. He says he wants his stories “?to be bread for the mind, the imagination, the heart, the soul?.” He says, “I speak my stories from the middle of the middle of me to the middle of the middle of you.”
I would LOVE to become a better storyteller — you know, the kind of yarn you can just start spinning without any pre-scripting — and so meeting Dr. Hill sounds like one killer opportunity.
I would ALSO love to meet (face-to-face) Sam Mowry of the Willamette Radio Workshop — he, and Cynthia McGean, who runs the “Writers on the Air” workshop and blog — will be at NATF to run workshops in their respective areas of strength.
Gosh, and that’s only the beginning… There’s Cowboy Poetry, Shakespeare, and hey, did I mention the fact that you get to be personally involved in the production of a live feature-length audio play put together in less than a week’s time?
If you’re serious about this audio drama thing, and you haven’t made it out to West Plains yet, now’s the time. Check out the NATF website to make it happen!
P.S. You can also check out my coverage from last year’s workshop.