Laurie Bower has done book narration for several New Mexico writers, among them Judith Beil Vaughan, formerly of Las Vegas, now living in California.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, beginning at 4:30 p.m., Las Vegas Lit Salon welcomes voiceover specialist, narrator, actress, singer, radio ad and musical image producer, and DJ Laurie Bower to present her workshop Audiobooks 101. The free event will be at Stella’s, 148 Bridge Street, Las Vegas, N.M.

Audiobooks are becoming more prevalent in the literary marketplace. Have you wondered what it takes to get your words from the page to an audiobook? Telling the story in print is its own kind of reward, but how about the magic of your story coming to life through the spoken word? The question is, what is the process for making that happen?

Bower has the answers. Her Audiobooks 101 workshop teaches how you can bring your words to life through audiobooks and public readings. The workshop teaches you the basics and shares vocal techniques to improve your public speaking/readings.

Bower said that for authors at any level, the workshop is an opportunity to learn more about audiobooks. “And helps you explore your own potential and abilities for vocal recordings and presentations.”

Bower said the act of writing requires several skills and abilities. “The act of reading for an audience requires a whole different set of techniques.

“Enhancing your vocal abilities will help you to present yourself and your work more effectively, while also enhancing your self-confidence and overall public image,” she said. The workshop also includes information on why and how to produce and market an audiobook

Bower’s talent and passion for all things voice-related comes from years working as a professional. Her numerous character voices and vocal styles come from a lifetime of observing and listening to the many characters she has seen and met, along with training and performance in theatre and film. She has performed professionally as an actress, storyteller, singer, musician, and poet.

The event is free. LVLS thanks venue hosts, Jan and Frank Beurskens, owners of Stella’s, for use of the space. Stella’s will have selected tasty treats for purchase from the drinks, ice cream and bakery menu.

This event is sponsored in part by the Las Vegas Arts Council, the LVLS fiscal sponsor.

Save the Date:
Sunday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m.
Stella’s • 148 Bridge Street
Audiobooks 101
Presented by Laurie Bower

Workshop by Laurie Bower
Audiobooks 101

Please resister me for this event.

2022 Literary Events – Calendar
Scheduled 4th Sunday of every month at 4 p.m.
Venues to be determined, times subject to change

September – Audiobooks 101 work shop – Laurie Bower
October 23 – 4 p.m., Stella’s • Featured author Gina Orlando
Note: Words & Wine has been postponed. Look for updates
November – Readers Theater, Featured Authors – Patti Romero and Sharon Vander Meer
December – Open

2 thoughts on “Upcoming

  1. Hey there! I am a self published author new to Las Vegas and very excited about this entire concept. I am willing to help out wherever you need me to.

    Thank you so much!


    1. Thanks, Susan. We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your writing. And we look forward to including you in projects.


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