Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Path to Storytelling workshop

In May 2011, Lynne Cullen will be offering a three-part storytelling workshop at the Green Hand. The cost is only $65; this covers all three sessions and also includes a graduation performance evening to which students can invite friends and family (the date will be determined at the last class). Spaces will be limited, so book early!

To sign up for this workshop, or for further information, please contact Lynne Cullen at:
207-846-1321 or thetwacorbies@yahoo.com.
Workshop website can be found here:
Storytelling is a social art form, and can be a powerful medium in our personal lives. Whether you wish to use storytelling in your work (teachers and health workers, for example) or would like to perform stories at storytelling clubs (such as Seanachie Nights or MOOSE), this workshop will give you a firm grounding in storytelling skills.

During this workshop, you will explore your natural abilities and learn how to remember and tell traditional stories, using simple imaging and memory techniques. Not only will you have fun, but you will leave with the beginnings of your own collection of stories.

This workshop is suitable for people at all levels of experience, including anyone who has never told a story before.

* MAY 10-- The first session will introduce participants to the rich world of traditional storytelling, through a combination of discussions, handouts, and games.

* MAY 17-- In the second session, we will delve more deeply into stories and storytelling, through exercises to aid visualization and language. At the end of this session, participants will be given a short, traditional story to learn.

* MAY 24-- In the third session, each participant will tell their story in front of the class and receive constructive feedback on presentation and content.

* Finally, each participant will have the opportunity to perform a traditional story at a graduation performance.

Lynne Cullen is a local (seanachie) storyteller and a playwright. She is a member of LANES (League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling), MOOSE (Maine Organization Of Storytelling Enthusiasts), and the Society for Storytelling. She is the creator, producer and host of Seanachie Nights, a monthly storytelling evening decidated to traditional stories and music. In 2009, Lynne was awarded a MaineArts Grant to finish her full-length play: 'The Amazing Life and Mysterious End of Ragana: Mistress of Illusion'.

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