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Storytelling For Everyone: A Four-Week Course in Personal Narrative (Dec 2017)
Private Residence
Chicago, IL
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If you are seeing this message, the class is full or we have already begun the current session. Thanks so much for your interest. There will be future monthly offerings of the course, so please email me at swhitehair@gmail.com if you'd like to be kept up to date. Thanks, Scott


Storytelling For Everyone: A Four-Week Course in Personal Narrative (Dec 2017)
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?

Hundreds of people have benefited from this acclaimed course, which has sold out monthly for the past five years.

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 delivery. Each class session will also feature a lab component where participants can workshop stories, try out tools and techniques, and receive detailed feedback. Participants do not need to bring in previously constructed stories in order to get the full experience. Writers welcome, but you don't have to put a single word on the page in order to tell an excellent story.      

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, November 27th,  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, December 4th,   6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, December 11th,  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday, December 18th,  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor Info:
Scott Whitehair is the producer of THIS MUCH IS TRUE, one of the city's longest running personal narrative series, creator of STORY LAB CHICAGO, recently featured in Forbes and Newsweek, and founder of DO NOT SUBMIT, a citywide network of pressure free open mics. He has told stories anywhere somebody will listen, including The Steppenwolf,Second City, The Green Mill, The Woodstock Opera House, and for NPR, The Risk Podcast, Sirius XM, and more. Scott is a 2x Moth Slam winner and Runner-Up at The 2012 Windy City Story Slam All-City Championships, and has been featured at The Printer's Row Lit Festival, Fillet of Solo Festival, Chicago Improv Festival, The Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival, The Evanston Public Library 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, Price Waterhouse Cooper, RW Baird, Chicago Cares, Loews Hotels, The Woodmark Summit, Chicago Athletic Association, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, and many others. Scott has been a guest instructor at DePaul, Northwestern, Loyola, University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, IO Chicago, and The Latin School. His private coaching clients have included a Fortune 500 CEO and top  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. Scott will be performing at The National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough this October.    

No refunds after class has started. Refunds before course begins at instructor's discretion.


Private Residence
4705 N Talman Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Education > Business
Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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