Storytelling Starter Kit

WRITING 721.2E

Identify your own unforgettable personal story suitable for writing or performing before a live audience.

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What you can learn.

  • Complete exercises to identify a gripping story only you can tell
  • Find the critical first line that will draw audiences in and keep them hooked
  • Learn techniques for structuring your story for maximum impact

About this course:

In this one-day workshop, we find the stories that only you can tell. Through prompts and playful writing exercises, you learn how to generate unique and gripping story ideas, find your first line, and learn simple techniques for structuring a personal story for performance. By the end of the workshop, you have the beginnings of an unforgettable, personal story that you can tell in one of the city’s many storytelling shows, like The Moth Story Slam and many other ideas in your back pocket to continue to develop into full pieces.

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