Podcast Storytelling (virtual) with Carmel Mikol

Are you looking for new mediums for your storytelling? Exploring ways to grow your readership? Ready to challenge yourself as a writer and discover your voice? Podcasting has emerged as one of the most impactful marketing tools, storytelling mediums, and artistic outlets for writers and artists. It’s also one of the most accessible media formats to work in, with a low cost of entry and a potentially unlimited audience.
     Whether you’re already podcasting or are just exploring ideas, this four-part workshop series will help you leverage your core skills as a writer and translate the fundamental principles of good storytelling into unique opportunities in audio formats. At the end of the workshop, you’ll know how to research and prepare for interviews, write audio scripts, and edit your material into an engaging listening experience. You’ll be equipped to start writing a podcast that stands out from the crowd and represents the topics, conversations, and stories you’re passionate about.
     This workshop will cover:

  • researching guests/topics and preparing for interviews;
  • scripting for spoken narration and conversation;
  • finding “moments,” character-building, and story arcs; and
  • writing engaging copy for intros, outros, and promotional content.

About the instructor: Carmel Mikol is a content producer, writer, and musician. Her podcast, Hyacinth Podcast, combines scholarly research with interviews, poetic narrative, and original score. She manages content development at an education technology company, leading a team producing podcasts, e-learning, and content writing. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Dalhousie University and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Queen’s University, where she was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Canada Research Grant and the James W. Tupper Graduate Fellowship. Her work has been published by Rizzoli, English Studies in Canada, and Cape Breton Books.

Recommended experience level: New and emerging podcasters, including writers at any career stage

Location: Zoom

Dates of 4-week workshop: Wednesdays, Feb 2 + Feb 9 + Feb 16 + Feb 23, 2022 (7:00pm to 9:00pm Atlantic)

Price: At this time, registration for this workshop is restricted to current WFNS members. However, membership is open to all who write or have an interest in writing. (Find out how to join or renew.)

Member Price: $149

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