Thu, Feb 29|
Oral Storytelling: Writers.com 5 Week Online Workshop
SPEAK YOUR WAY INTO YOUR STORIES. In this course, we’ll learn to use the art of oral storytelling to create captivating flash nonfiction.
Time & Location
Feb 29, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
About the event
Oral storytelling is the original literary art, and it can take us out of our heads and into the heart of our stories. This course will help you clear the scary clutter of “Where should I start?” and start framing your own experiences and memories as stories. You’ll learn creative ideation: exploring where our stories come from, and finding new and interesting story ideas within our lives.
You’ll learn and work with different story structures, and try telling the same “story” through different lenses—using flashbacks, flash forwards, subplots, callbacks, and more.
Through the course, you’ll develop two complete written stories, and learn to apply different story structures and editing elements to make them funnier, more poignant, or otherwise stronger and more resonant regardless of their intended audience. You’ll get weekly homework assignments of reading, listening to stories, and prompts for developing your own stories week by week.
In addition to sharing your stories, you’ll receive feedback in a positive, supportive environment, with clear guidance to help shape your stories into final products. You’ll come away with two strong stories, and a toolkit of structures and editing techniques to concoct, shape, and polish great stories in the future.