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Due to renovation updates occurring at The Button Factory, home of our open storytelling evenings, STORIES ALOUD will NOT take place in September. We look forward to seeing old faces and new when we reconvene for stories in October. Thank you for your patience and keep saving those stories!
Developing Stories for Telling with Bob Tadman
What this workshop is about?
In this workshop, we will explore together ways in which we can effectively develop stories for telling. In the true spirit of “workshoping,” our learning will be highly interactive and “hands on”. Some of the learning goals will include:
- Choosing the “right” story ~ or, stories that choose you!
- Plugging in to the power of your story ~ understanding a Story’s Flux Capacitor
- Tools for the Teller ~ Structure, conventions and common senses
What do you need to bring?
Participants will need to bring their inner child, passion, curiosity, questions and invaluable experience.
To register for the workshop:
Cost is $40 in advance ($45 at the door). Space is limited so please
register early with Derek. Payment appreciated by November 3rd
Contact Derek Brisland, with ‘Workshop’ in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org, and let him know you want to participate. Then mail your cheque (to “Baden Storytellers’ Guild”) to:
Baden Storytellers’ Guild,
c/o Derek Brisland,
167 Golflinks Drive,
Baden, ON N3A 3N8
To register, email Derek Brisland at email@example.com
Payment: $40 by cheque before Nov 3rd made out to Baden Storytellers Guild, $45 at the door. Space is limited so act soon if you want to participate in this workshop.
Mail cheques to Baden Storytellers Guild,
c/o Derek Brisland,
167 Golflinks Drive, Baden, Ontario N3A 3N8
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More pictures from our 2014 World Storytelling Day concert in March.
Pictures from our concert in March. Many thanks to Celia Lottridge, this year’s StorySave honored teller.
This February, the guild hosted a workshop by Gail Fricker.
The workshop was attended by 15 people. Gail took the participants through the subject of telling a story in the first person and how to use gesture in such a telling. We discussed the line between telling a story and a theater performance.
We also discussed and Gail demonstrated the judicious use of props and costume.
Participants worked in groups in pairs on stories narrated in the first person and then gave feedback to each other on the use of gesture and voice.
It was an enjoyable and successful morning.
We were joined by Betty Bennett and Angelica Ottewill from the Peterborough storytellers.
Thanks to Ann Busby who took registrations and Mary who organized the refreshments.
Derek Brisland Co-Chair.
The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings
“All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town.”
― Leo Tolstoy
Bruce Feiler shares the importance of children knowing stories about their family. This is something we’ve touched on in guild many times. Several of our members work with families and communities to help them learn the value of their family stories, practice sharing them, create stories for the future, and be aware of stories as they happen.