Storytelling For Everyone: A Four-Week Course in Personal Narrative (April '17)
Personal narrative has exploded over the last several years, with new shows, slams, and podcasts surfacing daily. People from all walks of life are taking the stage to share their own stories in front of packed houses across Chicago and the U.S.
In business, solid storytelling is a crucial component in communicating with colleagues, clients, interviewers, and fundraising targets.
And who doesn't want to be able to share memorable stories over dinner or drinks with friends and family?
This course is open to all experience levels, and everyone from the beginner to the seasoned storyteller will benefit from this work-on-your-feet approach to discovering and developing your own unique voice.
We will cover everything from story generation and structure to the fine details of performance. Each class session will also feature a lab component where participants can workshop stories, try out tools and techniques, and receive detailed feedback.
Class will culminate in a student performance at a local venue.
Class size will be kept to 8 to insure that participants receive maximum individual attention and stage time.
Monday, April 3rd, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, April 10th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, April 17th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, April 24th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Scott Whitehair is the host and producer of This Much Is True, creator of Story Lab Chicago, and founder of Do Not Submit Chicago. He has told stories anywhere somebody will listen, including The Steppenwolf,Second City, The Green Mill, National Public Radio, Risk! Podcast, Write Club, Here's the Story, Grown Folks Stories, Story Club, Paper Machete, 2nd Story, and Real Talk Live, to name just a few. Scott is a 2x MothSLAM Chicago winner and Runner-Up at The 2012 Windy City Story Slam All-City Championships, and has participated in The Printer's Row Lit Festival, Fillet of Solo Festival, Rhino Fest, Chicago Improv Festival, The Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival, and The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference. He is also the producer of The 25th, 43rd, and Last Ever Chicago's Biggest Liar Contests. He has taught sold-out monthly classes since 2012, and has done training for such organizations as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, RW Baird, Chicago Cares, Loews Hotels, The Woodmark Summit, Chicago Athletic Association, and many others. He has been a guest instructor at DePaul, Northwestern, Loyola, University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, IO Chicago, and The Latin School. Scott recently was appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Storytelling Network, taught a week long course at All Hallows College in Dublin, Ireland, and was the featured instructor at Hong Kong Story Worthy Week, which was headlined by David Sedaris.
No refunds after class has started. Refunds at instructor's discretion before course begins.
4705 N Talman Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|