Francois Battiste

Actor Francois Battiste joined us on August 25, 2018 for an insightful talk about approaches to performing your poetry out loud.

He briefly shared his journey to becoming an actor, how he approaches his roles, and how poets might perform the voice in their own work.

Francois highlighted the importance of finding a way to position yourself in the context of your poem (who it’s being spoken to, why it’s being spoken, who it’s being spoken by, the environment its being spoken in, its language, etc.) and discovering it’s performance from there.