Winter Storytelling Workshop – Online February & March

February 11, 18, 25 & March 3, 10 (5 workshop sessions)

Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: the electric ether (online video calls via Zoom)

Instructor: Mindy Nettifee

Description: If you’ve seen Humans of New York, listened to This American Life, or attended a Moth story slam, you’ve witnessed the incredible power of stories to entertain, inspire, motivate and connect us. Personal storytelling is one of the most powerful tools we have. Freeing our voices, crafting our stories, and honing our delivery can dramatically enhance our personal and professional lives.

This construction-focused online workshop will guide you through an entertaining crash course on crafting true, thematic personal stories for live delivery. Through experiential exercises, you will learn the basics of story construction for emotionally connecting with an audience and making meaning from your life experiences. You will workshop 1-2 personal stories, and leave having learned:

  • why stories matter, especially true, personal stories told live
  • what life material is the most compelling
  • three things every story needs to thrive
  • how oral storytelling works (as opposed to written story)
  • the secrets of story construction (specifics on arc & theme & tone)
  • what makes a great beginning
  • how stories flow, and how pace impacts meaning
  • how to stick the landing
  • specific tools for story problem-solving
  • how to prepare for telling stories off-page
Cost: $220 (register below via Paypal, or contact Mindy to make other payment arrangements)

Deadline to Register: Registration will be open until Friday, February 7, or until sold out. Space is limited to 12 participants.

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Feb 11 2020 - Mar 10 2020


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm