The Art and Craft of Telling Personal Stories is a 6-week focused workshop designed to help people become aware of their own potential as storytellers and discover the power of storytelling in their personal and work lives. If you want to feel more comfortable relating in groups of people, increase your skills as a public speaker in professional situations, or pass on family stories to your grandchildren, this is the workshop for you.
This is a shameless plug for my own workshop at the wonderful Casa Libre en la Solana at 228 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson. The mission of Casa Libre is to “support and enhance the creativity of professional and novice writers by providing a community venue for classes, readings and other professional development opportunities.” If you’re not on their email list, sign up today to find out about their programming.
Anyone who puts words together would benefit from the experience of developing a personal narrative and presenting it orally to an audience. Storytelling employs a different, yet related, skill set than the act of writing and one can strengthen the other.
In this 6-week workshop students will discover a framework for selecting, perfecting and performing personal stories through a combination of instruction and interactive, playful activities. Students will uncover their private reserve of stories, learn to organize a story for telling, share feedback with the other storytellers, and become more comfortable presenting to an audience.
The workshop includes:
Tuesdays April 3, 10, 17 and May 1 – 4 evenings of group work, 6:30 – 10 p.m.
1 private lesson, individually scheduled the week of April 25
Friday, May 4, – informal performance, 7 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8 – wrap-up celebration and feedback group, 6:30 – 10 p.m.
The workshop size is limited to 12 students so please make sure you can make a commitment to attend all dates. Contact Casa Libre for details on cost and registration. Registration ends on March 27 so sign up soon.
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