Fall Storytelling Intensive

Dates: October 26 – December 7, 2023
Thursdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PST
Class meets remotely over Zoom
Instructor: Dr. Mindy Nettifee
Cost $250
Limited to 8 students

Course flow
Week 1: recorded watch-anytime presentation on story construction, plus a playlist of stories to watch and listen to (available October 26)
Weeks 2, 3 & 4: live Zoom workshops to hone your story (November 2, 9, 16)
Week 5: week off for Thanksgiving and story refining/practicing
Week 6: live Zoom storytelling show (November 30)
Week 7: celebration & integration (December 7)

One of our most potent tools for processing change is storytelling. Practicing the art of telling our own stories can help us sequence events for meaning, understand ourselves more deeply, and articulate the ways the world has shaped us. Storytelling is also an agent of neuroplasticity, both personal and collective; it allows us to take a stab at shaping the world right back.

In this fall story intensive, you will be supported in mastering the art of live true personal storytelling for radio, podcast, or stage, a la The Moth or Back Fence or TEDx. You will be given the tools of story construction, discover what makes the best stories so good and memorable, practice constructing and telling stories from your own personal life material, and receive expert feedback on your delivery.

This class is appropriate for all levels: those new to this, those with experience on stage seeking to deepen their live storytelling skills, memoir writers hoping to crack open an especially difficult chapter, or poets looking to relax. It’s also welcoming for all kinds of stories, but most especially stories of change and healing. Mindy has taught storytelling for more than decade, and integrates her training as a somatic trauma therapist specializing in voice and language into the process as needed.

Registration for this course will be open until Wednesday October 25th or until class is full!

***If you have any trouble seeing the registration button, please go to this link

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Oct 26 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm






Literary Arts