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ANATOMY OF AN AUTHOR NARRATED AUDIOBOOK with Sarah Xerar Murphy

Award winning author Sarah Xerar Murphy will give an overview of the intricacies of recording your own book in your own voice through looking at her work with audio engineer Evan Hansen of Fredericton’s Recordery to bring to life audiobooks of her two-volume novel Itzel (Mrs. Dunster’s Fiction Prize 2019). The workshop will include short audio clips and slides of the process, talk of punch-ins and pickups, pacing and spacing, auditing and editing, as well as exercises to open the voice and practical advice on the reading. With questions and discussion of course.


Sarah Xerar Murphy

Winner of 2019’s New Brunswick Book Awards Mrs Dunster’s Fiction Prize for Itzel I: A Tlatelolco Awakening, Sarah Xerar Murphy is also a performance, visual and spoken word artist, as well as interpreter, translator, and activist. Recipient of the Golden Beret Award for spoken word and an Arts Council England International Artist’s fellowship, she has published, performed, shown and toured in Mexico, Spain, the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Itzel II: A Three Knives Tale, the exciting conclusion to stories started in Itzel I, is her tenth book. Both Itzel’s were made into audio books through ECW Press, narrated by the author and recorded by audio engineer Evan Hansen of Fredericton’s Recordery. Currently she is working on a counterfactual speculative series, The Quetzalc√≥atl Quartet.  


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