Poetry that glitters

Workshop

Creative Writing – Voice Coaching – Performing

Based on the model of American Creative Writing programmes (my M.A. is from the one at Wayne State University in Detroit) we will write and share texts. In this experience, I include inspirations, exercises, writing in order to feel better, and text editing.
I am a trained voice-artist (TV) with a background in singing. Gently, I will coach your voice: to achieve more health, freedom, and beauty in it.
Reading out loud, reciting, performing: I can show you how to enjoy public speaking, stay authentic, and reach your audience.
Additionally, I have experience as a lecturer at Munich University (LMU) and can share knowledge in the field of performance poetry with you.

I am currently requested as a teacher by the following institutions:

Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett, Lust auf Lyrik an der Grundschule, supported by Waldemar Bonsels Stiftung and by Bayern liest e.V.
Freies Musikzentrum Munich: Songwriting Workshop.
VHS Munich: teenagers from 14-25 with a focus on in-class presentations.
VHS Munich/Münchenstift: a new course for the much more experienced generation where we talk about poetry.

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Big fun, 2015

Individual Coaching

I help you prepare for special occasions such as a presentation, an interview on camera, or a speech. Voice coaching included. I can revise your text. We will practise your performance. Through my feedback, your individual strengths and your personality will blossom. Convince and impress your audience, be it with a business presentation, or during a beauty contest!
If you need to get in the flow first of all and re-discover your creativitiy, I can guide you to successfully make art again.
We can start in person or via Skype.

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Happy workshop people, 2014

School Workshops

Let’s write poems! I inspire texts, and can help you to find your own performance style. In my workshop, we will play with words and do acting exercises. This improves oral participation, presentations, as well as processing challenging issues of life. As a visiting artist, I bring in the fun without the grades – an opportunity for pupils to freely show their potential.
I offer this workshop in English or German. The lecture part can be expanded as I am an ambassador of American performance poetry. I lived for three years in the USA. In 2016, I researched the scene again when on tour in New York and Detroit.
Feel free to contact me in order to receive a pdf with further information.

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Workshop at IMAL Munich, 2016

Feedback

“A personal, relaxed atmosphere combined with good planing. It’s fun, teaches you lots – a wonderful day with Franziska!”

Renate, Munich

“Two intense days that were rich in variety – I learned a lot with surprising ease. Brilliant!”

Cordula, Student, Weilheim

“The workshop day with the inspiring Franziska was intense, eclectic. I received many new incentives – presents, that I can “unwrap” at home.”

Christine, Munich

“Franziska is definitely suitable as a (literary) role model!”

Markus Bacher, Office Management Assistant, Munich

As pictures might speak louder than works, make sure to check out the album “Teaching and Workshops” on my facebook page.