Beginner to advanced students are welcome at this interactive workshop examining vulnerability and craft in your true, personal stories. Participants will learn about the elements of an effective story, how to mine life for resonant tales, and how to shape tales for the page or the stage (or even the kitchen table!). You'll leave with story ideas, tips for structure, prompts, feedback on your writing/telling in the workshop, and a deeper connection with your fellow library patrons. Everyone has a story, learn to share yours today!
Jill Howe is the producer and founder of Story Sessions, a live storytelling series with real-time illustrations, since 2013. She has performed widely, served as a resident storyteller at the Field Museum, and presented a Tedx Talk on vulnerability. She is currently an instructor of storytelling workshops at Newberry Library.