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.
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.
Saturday, Feb 9, 3:30–5:30pm
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.
Memoir Writing Workshop
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.
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2–4pm
Wednesday, Mar 27, 1–3pm
Monday, May 13, 10:30am–12:30pm
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.
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.
Share your stories. Submit your eBook to Indie Washington to share with the library community. Visit www.scld.org/self-e.
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.