Storytelling 101: A Beginner's Guide
Have you ever wondered how to tell an engaging story? Or maybe you want to learn more about the storyteller's art? Even if you just want to indulge yourself in faraway places with mythical characters – this is the workshop for you!
Whether you are an oral storyteller, writer or have no experience whatsoever, there will be something for you in our latest series of workshops. Over 5 weeks we will cover all the basics, including:
• Learning a story by heart: memory tricks and more
• Weaving a tale: characters, senses, thresholds
• The spell of telling: gesture, voice, gaze
• Suggestions from the group: tell us what you'd like to learn
Each evening covered one or two topics and involved a mixture of discovering the storytelling element and then practising it in a fun, relaxed and non-scary way. There was no need for any previous experience of storytelling, performance background or even to be good at speaking to a group. Just a willingness to have a go!
The first workshop was on Tuesday 20 October at The Sydenham Room, South Library, Beckenham.
Entry by koha (suggested $5-15 per session)