Prof. Boyd's New Short Story, Published in Kenyon Review, Exists in a New Vista for Writers: Audio
July 30, 2021
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Betsy Boyd, assistant professor in The University of Baltimore's Klein Family School of Communications Design and program director for the University's M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts, is exploring new ways for writer and reader to engage. For her work of short fiction, "Adult Swim," just published in Kenyon Review, she completed an audio version of the piece, which was also posted on the publication's website.
"When I teach E-Publishing, as I will this fall, I teach students how to record writing and podcasts," Boyd says. "Recording is exciting to me. More and more online lit journals are incorporating audio into their offerings. And it's so important for writers to learn to deliver aloud their own work well—we stress that in the MFA. Playing with audio recordings can serve as a practical training ground for the public reading (and vice versa). Such practice makes for a more natural and confident performance."
Prof. Boyd noted that during the coming semester, multifaceted producer John Pickard from Kenyon Review will visits the class for a professional talk.
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