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Pen to Print: Audio Season with Chris Gregory of Alternative Stories


January 10


06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

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Pen to Print Audio Season with Chris Gregory of Alternative Stories

Workshop Four: Recording and podcasting for Writers, Poets and Publishers

In this workshop we’ll talk about the ways in which writers, poets and publishers can use audio as a means of sharing and promoting their work. We’ll look at why having well recorded audio versions of your writing can set you apart from other writers in a crowded publishing world and dive into techniques for recording and performing your words.

We’ll also look at podcasting as a means of sharing and distributing your writing including:

  • Why Audio?
  • What makes a high-quality audio presentation?
  • An introduction to performance for non-performers
  • Recording basics – getting the best possible recordings on your phone tablet or laptop
  • Recording next steps – buying a basic microphone setup – It’s much cheaper than you’d expect.
  • Working with actors
  • Podcasting and how it works
  • Choosing a podcast platform
  • Distributing and hosting your podcast
  • SoundCloud and YouTube for writers and poets
  • Using audio clips on social media
  • Q&A session

A fact sheet and access to podcast content on voice acting / performance will be available to all attendees

There has never been a better time to get involved in audio work. From podcasts to radio to paid services such as Amazon’s Audible platform, producers are searching for more content to meet demand from their listeners.

In this series we’ll take writers through some of the different types of audio from drama to fiction and poetry made specifically for listening audiences. We’ll look at the writing techniques you’ll need to learn in order to flourish in these areas and we’ll guide you through the opportunities for working in audio. Working alongside industry professionals including actors and writers with extensive audio experience our workshops will inform and entertain while hopefully inspiring attendees to have a go at getting into the world of audio.

Please note there is a supporting Google Classroom for this course and the direct link to join can be found in confirmation email under the Additional information section.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please directly get in touch with us at

NB: There are no scheduled breaks during the session

Chris Gregory founded, Alternative Stories, an independent spoken-word production company making podcasts and radio programmes for a variety of clients. Twice representing the UK at the International Radio Drama Festival and nominated for numerous Audio Verse awards, Alternative Stories productions have been heard on BBC radio, on podcasts and on radio stations in North America and Australia.

Specialising in literary productions, Chris has interviewed and worked with many of the UK’s leading writers and poets and Alternative Stories actors have appeared in films and television, in BBC radio productions and on stages in the West End and throughout the UK.

Visit Alternative Stories website:

Twitter: @StoriesAlt

NB: To make the most of Audio Season with Chris Gregory of Alternative Stories, please ensure that you book your place, there are 6 sessions to book individually in total on the following dates:

  • 6 December 2022
  • 13 December 2022
  • 20 December 2022
  • 10 January 2023
  • 17 January 2023
  • 24 January 2023

Booking is essential. Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are found not to have booked a place for this session.

We encourage all participants to keep their cameras on during the session.

Pen to Print and our partners reserve the right to remove participants who are disruptive to a session.

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