September meeting 2017 – Steve Hay: How To Read Your Work

The September meeting will be at Blackwell’s at 51 Broad Street on Wednesday 27th September from 7-9 pm.


Every writer will read their work aloud at some point in their careers; and for many writers, this isn’t the most fun they’ve ever had. We’ll look at the positive impact reading your work aloud can have, and at techniques for ensuring the very best results from it. Participants are welcome (but not obliged!) to bring along a piece of their own work to the session.


Steve Hay is a boat-dwelling Oxford-based Scottish actor. He is currently the 360 degree virtual reality guide to Glenfiddich distillery. Recent television includes hit series Outlander, and as a voice artist on feature films MacBeth, directed by Justin Kurzel and Jason Connery’s Tommy’s Honour, and television series In Plain Sight. Recent theatre includes Tomorrow Never Knows in Lodz, Poland and Too Long The Heart for Siege Perilous in Edinburgh. He plays lead roles in forthcoming films The Burkin’ Hoose for Nicci Thompson of Crow House Productions and The Hanging Branch, directed by Shaun Hughes for Chris Robb’s Tripswitch Productions. As a voice artist he has worked with clients including Jura whisky, Tesco, Lloyds Bank and Cadburys.
Steve is also a regular reader and helps cast and direct Short Stories Aloud, curated by Sarah Franklin, and for John Retallack’s Ruskin Theatre Platforms. He played JM Barrie in The Mythmakers in London’s West End and in New York.
He has appeared in several music videos for lo-fi band Candy Says, and surf-a-billy rockers The Long Insiders.
Steve is a founding member of the Oxford Actors Network, Oxfordshire Theatre Makers and Inspires networking group for the Film, Television, Voiceover and Mocap Industries.
He also works for homeless charity Crisis, and used to be a journalist. Occasionally he still is.








3 thoughts on “September meeting 2017 – Steve Hay: How To Read Your Work

  1. That sounds great. Many thanks Cherry. I’ll be there and will bring something short to read. Could I be a bit ‘cheeky’ and ask if ,as was suggested last meeting, we might give a limit of words/time for each person so everyone gets a fair experience. Looking forward Liz Henderson

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