Storytelling for Live Audiences

WRITING X 424.12E
Learn the fundamentals of live storytelling in this introductory workshop for writers who want to move from page to stage.
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Classroom
Starting at $575.00
10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Complete exercises and prompts to generate gripping ideas from your life
  • Differentiate between telling anecdotes and telling rich, complex stories
  • Read and listen to examples of powerful stories to learn what techniques makes them work
  • Develop performance techniques to build confidence and connect with an audience

About this course:

Storytelling is one of the earliest and most intrinsic forms of human expression, and it’s been experiencing a resurgence in pop culture with the popularity of storytelling shows and podcasts like The Moth and This American Life. In this course, students learn the fundamentals of the art of storytelling, and create a polished story of their own from their unique experiences. Through playful writing exercises and prompts, students generate gripping ideas, using their own lives as material. The workshop teaches the difference between a story you tell at a dinner party and a story you tell onstage, focusing on craft and structure and the components every personal story needs to be great. Students read and listen to examples of great stories to illustrate what works. The course also teaches performance techniques, and techniques on building confidence on stage and connecting with an audience.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Cole Kazdin
363005
Fee:
$575.00
42 days left. Enroll by Sep 25, 2018
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Notes

Enrollment limited to 20 students. No refund after September 27, 2018.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 27, 2018
Course Requirements
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Discussion
Tue Sep 25, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A65
Discussion
Tue Oct 2, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A65
Discussion
Tue Oct 9, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A65
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Tue Oct 16, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A65
Discussion
Tue Oct 23, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A65
Discussion
Tue Oct 30, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A65
Discussion
Tue Nov 6, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A65
Discussion
Tue Nov 13, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A65
Discussion
Tue Nov 20, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A65
Discussion
Tue Nov 27, 2018
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Humanities Bldg. A65

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