The Burlington Storytellers' Guild

For the Furtherance and Enjoyment of Storytelling

The Story Circle: a Workshop Experience

An Introductory Workshop for those who want to learn about the Art of Oral Storytelling. 


Description:

This workshop is perfect for those with little or no previous experience with oral Storytelling. It is a safe place to learn and practice some of the basic skills of Storytelling within a small group. 


In this workshop, participants will:

• Experience The Story Circle ~ listening to and telling stories in a supportive learning environment

• Explore storytelling as both an everyday human practice and as an art form.

• Understand Story Structure ~ Beginning, Middle and End

• Understand/develop Oral Language Conventions (tone, pace, gesture, etc.)


This Workshop can be delivered as:

• A one day, 6 hour workshop or,

• A four week workshop series (1 evening/week)


This workshop will run in early spring. The specific format, date and location will be posted the first week of March 2017


Registration:

Workshop:  $75 per participant

Maximum registration:  16 


Note: Registration will not open until March 2017


Exploring the Art of Storytelling

This 12 hour course, although open to all, is structured for the Intermediate and Experienced Storyteller.  If you have no previous experience with oral Storytelling, you may want to take the Story Circle Workshop first.


Description:

This course will focus on learning and developing the knowledge and skill sets that will strengthen your ability to choose, learn and tell stories. 


In this course, participants learn and practice:

• Choosing the “right” story

• How to develop “Story Memory”

• How to use oral language conventions to the greatest benefit

• How to give and receive directive feedback  

• Participants will have the opportunity to tell at an end of course Storytelling event. All proceeds of that event will go to a local (to be determined) charity.


Course structure:

• A six week course (2 hours/week) or,

• Two weekend sessions (6 hours/day)


This course will run in the early fall. The specific format, date and location will be posted the first week of July 2017


Registration: Suggested for Intermediate/Experienced Storytellers

Course:  $100 per participant

Maximum registration:  12 


Note: Registration will not open until July 2017