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True, Personal Storytelling Meet-up – Intro to Story Development

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Wednesday, May 23
7:00-9:00p
Taproom Coffee

Do you have a story you would like to develop for an upcoming performance opportunity or presentation? Do you just want to have the opportunity to meet with other people and talk about the art and science of storytelling for personal & professional development? This gathering is for you!

This is not a workshop. Rather, as our facilitator, I will help us go through self-guided critical response process to share and hone our stories. We’ll also spend some time talking about what else we might want from a group of this nature.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the process.

 

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Nine storytellers. Ninety minutes. A dark night of dark tales, painful humanity, truth bombs, and laughter around every unexpected corner. Stories on the Edge of Night has traditionally been the reality storytelling opener to the Peach State Storytelling Festival by the Southern Order of Storytellers. Here are some fun pics from the January 2016 SOEN.

Reflections

Here are some nice things that people I’ve worked with have said about my process:

  • “As a first-time cast member in Stories on the Edge of Night, I was a little intimidated by my fellow storytellers – all professionals. Shannon immediately established a warm and welcoming tone for the group, and facilitated an extremely helpful workshopping process in the months leading up to the show. That show was a game-changer for me as a storyteller, thanks to Shannon’s intentional planning, and her approach to storytelling as art and community-building.”
  • “Shannon…encouraged rehearsal, teamwork, organization, planning and constructive criticism. She led powerful, engaging workshops that contributed directly to the most successful shows in the program’s history.”
  • “I appreciated when Shannon had us look at the crux of each story, she had us talk about how we reacted to it as readers/listeners: how did it make us feel empathy toward the teller and the situation?”
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