Story Telling – The art of crafting & telling a great story
Stories connect us. A story well-told can captivate, inspire, foster understanding, and bring people together. In this series, we will experience how to tell true stories using The Moth’s method as a guide. Their book "How to Tell a Story” is suggested reading for the class. (If you'd like to purchase this book you may find it on Amazon or other book sources. Not required, but you will find it very helpful.)
Tuesdays 6-8pm - Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Dec, 5
YOU WILL LEARN:
· Mining your memories for your best stories,
· Understanding what about your story will resonate with others,
· Methods for crafting your stories to be told succinctly and with focus,
· Structures that will boost the impact of your story.
· How to actually say it out load with emotion and conviction. (This will include a bit of improv work.)
· How to sign up for the next Story Slam without freaking out ;)
The ability to craft & tell a great story is empowering both in social and business settings.
Your facilitators are Honey Parker and Emma Connolly.
Honey Parker has been creating in one form or another for decades--as an advertising creative director, a stand-up comedian, and a screenwriter. She’s also the author of the best-selling fiction series, Careful-ish. Her latest series is a tale of modern-day vampires.
Emma Connolly is an artist and writer, as well as a former preacher, family mediator and non-profit CEO of WriteMemphis, an inner-city writing & literacy program for teens.
We will offer additional workshops throughout the year.