Forthcoming Events

Writers’ Voice Training – Day Workshop

Learn to speak with impact

  • 28th March
  • 9.30- 4pm
  • Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Writers are often asked to read their work aloud at launches or events, to attend media interviews or speak on panels in front of large audiences. Yet we often have often no training in public speaking.

This day workshop will teach you how to speak publicly with confidence. You will learn how to manage nerves, improve body language, banish your inner critic and maximize expression when reading aloud.

Skills that will pay off long after the day is finished.

While this day workshop is tailored towards writers, it is also appropriate for lecturers, academics, students of writing or anyone who wants to gain confidence in speaking publicly and with impact.

The day is being organised by ARU alumni author and Royal Literary Fellow Penny Hancock at ARU in Cambridge in conjunction with experienced voice coaches from Resonance Voice Training.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Resonance Voice Training is a communication skills training company working across all sectors and at all levels for the past 15 years. Their programmes are designed to work on confidence, presence and personal impact. Material is drawn from their direct experience of the best practitioners of voice science, acting theory, leadership training, mindfulness, and drama therapy.

Resonance’s mission is to turn fears into skills, their approach is integrative.

Book via email before 15th February to take advantage of Early Bird Price



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Cost: £85.00 Including coffee, tea and lunch


You will be notified of the room closer to the time. In the meantime, please see map below for directions to the Anglia Ruskin campus.

Past events

Thursday 28 March 2019 Penny is delighted to announce the book launch of her new novel I Thought I Knew You at Heffers Bookshop, Trinity Street, Cambridge.

Find out more and book your place!

Penny is happy to do readings, book signings and Q & A sessions. If you would like her to consider attending your event please get in touch.

In the past Penny has participated in panels at Cambridge Literary Festival, Harrogate Crime Festival, and Bristol Crimefest and has given readings at libraries, bookshops, community centres and for reading groups.

Friday 8th March

Waterstones Cambridge

Penny is talking with Mel McGrath, Ruth Nieman and two other authors at Waterstones Cambridge  6.00 pm. Come along and join the discussion about the events of International Women’s Week and how they impact women lives today. The authors will also be signing books

Find further details for the event here.

Monday March 4th to March 11th

Bid to have a character named after you in my  next book ‘The Reluctant Mother.’

All proceeds to Clic_Sargent the charity working to support children with cancer and their families.