Workshops & Residencies

1. Bringing the Story to Life

This storytelling workshop is designed to guide participants in transforming stories from the written to the spoken … from bare bones to life. It consists of eight sessions covering aspects of storytelling from choosing a story, to expanding upon it and making it your own. You will learn several techniques for involving the audience as well as performance preparation and self-improvement exercises. This workshop is an interactive storytelling experience that enhances storytelling from the classroom to the stage.

2. The Rhythm is Gonna’ Get You! – (Adding techniques and rhythm to storytelling through music, song and instruments.)

This program is designed to enhance your storytelling by adding music, song and instruments to your stories. Your stories will take on a new dimension for the listener to participate using sound, images and a ‘get into it’ attitude and vibe. This is a hands-on workshop bringing out the musician in you.

3. The Teacher as a Storyteller – Train the Trainer

In this 4—6 week workshop, teachers will enhance their storytelling and have a great foundation for creating stories. This program prepares teachers with standards, values and techniques for using storytelling as a valuable tool for reading and comprehension. An educator will instill a greater sense of confidence in the classroom with the ability to tell stories that catch the imagination of their students.

4. “I’m Just Sayin …” Writing and Tellin’ Our Stories

This storytelling workshop primary goal is to provide an environment where lovers of story, including teachers, storytellers and librarians, can concentrate on writing and telling stories created for listeners (kindergarten through adulthood). Informative written materials and interactive exercises will be used to inspire greater creativity, facilitate collaboration and enhance performance styles, using techniques and strategies that are applicable in a variety of settings including: classrooms (kindergarten through college), business conferences, community groups, and family settings.