Tell your story: Memoir writing, oral storytelling, and open mic night

Posted on January 10, 2019 at 6:00 am

Everyone at any age can be a storyteller. Learn ways to share your story: written, orally, and through painting. Plus delve even deeper by learning techniques using our online resources and book suggestions.

We even have different outlets for sharing your story, including an open mic event and a way to self-publishing your writing to share with libraries.

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Oral Storytelling Workshop
For adults & kids 12+

Gather your loved ones, and together we’ll learn to tell each other stories. Our presenters work with kids, grownups, and seniors on shaping a story, choosing the details, and delivering a story with perfect timing. Once your story is polished, you can tell it in front of an audience at Storytelling Open Mic on Feb 28.

Presented by Pivot Spokane and Gonzaga University’s Department of Organizational Leadership

SPOKANE VALLEY
Saturday, Feb 9, 3:30–5:30pm

NORTH SPOKANE
Saturday, Feb 16, 1–3pm

Storytelling Open Mic
For ages 12+

Hear family-friendly stories from people of all ages from your community. Have your own family-friendly story to tell? Come up on stage and share it! If telling a story makes you nervous, you can polish it up at an Oral Storytelling Workshop before taking the stage.

In partnership with Pivot Spokane and Gonzaga University’s Department of Organizational Leadership

THE BARTLETT
228 W Sprague Ave (Spokane)
Thursday, Feb 28, 7–9pm

Memoir Writing Workshop
For adults

Author Chelsea Martin shares approaches to writing about your life, including ethical considerations when turning real people into characters in your stories. We’ll take a look at writers who are exceedingly good at writing about themselves and others with delicacy, humor, and insight. Then try your hand at in-class exercises using different ways of approaching personal stories.

MORAN PRAIRIE
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2–4pm

MEDICAL LAKE
Wednesday, Mar 27, 1–3pm

CHENEY
Monday, May 13, 10:30am–12:30pm

Express Yourself Through Painting
For adults

Life is a work of art, a story to be shared. Artist Shelley Kardos helps you find your story and express what’s in your heart through painting. You’ll learn some basic techniques and the tools needed to complete an acrylic painting.

Registration is required.

DEER PARK
Saturday, Feb 23, 2–5pm | REGISTER

AIRWAY HEIGHTS
Tuesday, Feb 26, 5–8pm | REGISTER

OTIS ORCHARDS
Saturday, May 11, 2–5pm | REGISTER

FAIRFIELD
Saturday, May 18, 2–5pm | REGISTER

ARGONNE
Saturday, May 25, 2–5pm | REGISTER

DIGITAL RESOURCES & STAFF PICKS

Gale Courses for Creative Writing

Learn how to improve your writing skills to tell your story in these online, engaging 6-week courses. Visit www.scld.org/gale-creative-writing.

Staff Picks: Books on Storytelling & Memoir Writing

Learn the best techniques for telling your story on stage and on the page. Visit www.scld.org/storytelling-books.

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