The International
Women's Writing Guild

Verse to Video

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Digital Village


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Verse to Video

In a 90-minute workshop Mel Ryane will guide writers on how to Prep, Practice and Present in order to achieve the best possible staging for their work as they read aloud on camera. The class will include warm-up exercises, text scanning and tips on how to set your device and reading area to successfully reach an audience. There will be handouts and materials for writers to print out before taking the class.

Mel Ryane lives in Los Angeles with her husband, William and their dog, Linus. Her memoir, “Teaching Will: What Shakespeare and 10 Kids Taught Me That Hollywood Couldn't” (Familius) was called "lively" and "funny" by Publishers Weekly and "hilarious...a bravura performance" by Kirkus Reviews. 

Mel has taught her workshop Page to Podium: Reading Your Work Aloud for the IWWG as well as other writing organizations and writing conferences across the US and Canada. She has adjusted the class to Verse to Video during the last year to continue reaching writers far and wide.

Born and raised in Canada where, as a teenager, she started a career as a classically-trained theatre actor, Mel eventually moved to New York City before settling in southern California. She began her writing career after working as an actor and as a dialogue coach in film and television. Mel was accepted into the American Film Institute's prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, where she wrote and directed a short film. Her screenplay On the Head of a Pin was a semi-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. Her writing has been published in the L.A. Times. Mel is currently at work writing novels.