What happens in Vermont stays in Vermont (the professors' lectures aren't mine to share), so I won't be going into details but I will be checking in to share some of the craft topics we're delving into during residency. If you have little experience in doing public readings, here's some links to check out to get yourself started thinking about this useful author skill:
10 Tips for Successful Public Readings (basic information)
How to Read in Public (important considerations)
10 Tips for Writers Reading in Public (a humorous and real essay)
I also recommend reading your current works in progress aloud to yourself. It's a great way to hone your public reading skills while also helping you revise, as there's nothing like reading aloud to help you see words and phrases you are overusing or areas where your work might need tightening.