Storytelling For Everyone: A Four-Week Course in Personal Narrative (Sept. 2015)
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. If you haven't participated yet, it's time to get in on the fun.
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 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.
Thursday, September 10th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, September 17th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, September 24th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday, October 1st 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, Chicago Public Radio, Risk! Podcast, Write Club, Here's the Story, Grown Folks Stories, Story Club, Paper Machete, 2nd Story, Essay Fiesta, and Real Talk Live, to name just a few. Scott is a 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, and The Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference. He is also the producer of The 25th & 43rd Annual Chicago's Biggest Liar Contests and Adult Education at The Acorn. Scott recently was appointed to the Board of Directors for the National Storytelling Network, and was the featured instructor at Hong Kong Story Worthy Week 2014, which was headlined by David Sedaris.
4705 N. Talman Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
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