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Aug. 10th | Before an Audience with Daphne Masque

Do you get nervous before reading your writing in public? Do you feel confident in selecting the material to read? Are you self-assured about how to read the material to engage the audience? Daphne Masque will cover a host of information about how to address these questions and more.


She’ll cover the basics of selecting the material, preparing the material to read, delivery, vocal exercise and more. She’ll discuss introductions, exit strategies, breathing techniques and how to warm up before you arrive at the venue.


Coaching sessions are available upon request.

Register before 5:00pm Friday, August 9th using the links below.

You will be taken to PayPal, where you can either use your PayPal account or a credit card (no account needed) to pre-pay for the meeting. A $5 discount is offered to members who register in advance.

After 5:00pm Friday, walk-ins will be welcomed on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Register before 5:00pm Friday, August 9th (members)

Register after 5:00pm Friday August 9th, or walk-in (members)

Guest registration

Board member registration



About Daphne:

Daphne Masque has been writing for over twenty years, currently has completed five full length plays, three romance novels, six short plays and a myriad of short stories and poetry. When she’s not writing she is working in the theatre and has been for over four decades. During her tenure as an educator she taught, acting, directing, playwriting and history. Daphne has her MA from San Francisco State with a focus on theatre history and criticism and her BA from University of California, Riverside with a focus on acting and directing. She’s performed and directed almost two hundred productions. She’s won awards in teaching, acting, directing, and playwriting. To say she has a love for the arts is an understatement.

She is a founding member of Petaluma Readers Theatre, which is a style of performance most recognizable as a live audio book. A few actors perform animated readings, of literature, letters, dialog, and short stories for an evening’s entertainment. She’s working on her first mystery, “A Command Performance”, a short story where a modest number of actors are requested to perform for a local billionaire and unknowingly are caught in a web of their own deceit.

Most recently she’s dedicated time to melding together her knowledge of acting and writing to publish “Before an Audience, Tips and Tricks to Reading your Writing in Public”. The companion book is called, “Strictly Speaking, an independent authors & vocal actor guide to produce an audio book”.

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