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Understanding Audiobooks: A New Chapter for Writers

Intermediate/Advanced. Listen closely: the publishing world is changing right before your ears. Audiobooks now outsell e-books and print—impacting not only the way literature is consumed, but how it’s written. Narrator/producer Brian Callanan, with help from award-winning author Wendy Terrien, explains this format’s rapid rise in popularity and how you can turn your own work into an audiobook. Students will get hands-on experience with narrating, learn how to hire a narrator, and discover how audiobooks can improve their writing craft.

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Instructor: Brian Callanan

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 03/17/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Brian Callanan

Brian is an Emmy-winning news reporter, anchor, and host with 23 years of experience in the TV broadcast industry, working in stations across the Pacific Northwest. He currently serves as a public affairs host and producer for The Seattle Channel, named best municipal TV station by the National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisers (NATOA) for eight of the last ten years. Brian is the narrator of more than 20 audiobooks, with training from the esteemed ACX Master Class program and Audible Approved Narrator David H. Lawrence XVII. His audiobook work displays a comprehensive, skillful, and versatile range, and includes non-fiction, poetry, science fiction, romances, thrillers, paranormal fantasy, and more. A collection of his audiobook work online can be found here. Brian lives with his wife and two daughters in Seattle.

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