Sometimes reading in front of a crowd dries your mouth, freezes your throat and jams your tongue. This is a free workshop for writers—young and old—to bring samples of work, in poetry or prose, and improve the quality of their reading in public. Poet and novelist Sandra Dorr will read short excerpts of her work and explain the basics in elocution and celebrate reading to an audience. Learn how to enjoy reading aloud. Wilkinson Public Library, 1 p.m.