Come and learn to tell the stories of your life.
Have you ever been to an open mic storytelling event? Have you ever wished that it was you up there telling? Here is your chance to learn how.
In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals for telling a personal story in the style of “The Moth” (themoth.org.)The rules are simple, it has to be a true story that happened to you and be told in 8 minutes minutes or less.
We will meet for two three-hour sessions and you’ll learn to choose the best topics for personal storytelling, and how to develop character, and plot and add texture to your story. You will practice telling your stories in front of an audience of your classmates, without notes, because it’s your life, and you are not going to forget it. Our course will culminate in a storytelling event presented for the OUUC community.
We will take a two-week break between the end of class and our storytelling event during which time you will write and practice your stories. I will be available to coach all students.
Classes will be held on Saturday, October 14, and Saturday, October 21 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at OUUC. Our storytelling event will be held on Saturday, November 4 in the afternoon, also at OUUC.
Leader Zoe Myers has 10 years of experience as a teller at open mic story events in Seattle and Olympia and more than 20 years of experience helping other people tell their own personal stories.