This is a free workshop inspired by Fresh Ground Stories, a monthly storytelling event open to all. The format will be simple: Bring a story up to 7 minutes long, tell it, get feedback. Give feedback on others' stories. Open to anyone.
Each meeting will be roughly a couple of weeks before each FGS show so you can practice stories for it if you want. You can also practice stories for The Moth or any storytelling event. As long as the story is true and happened to you then we're happy to help you work on it.
Meetings are run by Bill Bernat. He has won The Moth several times and regularly performs a one man show in Seattle -- Becoming More Less Crazy:) Next show Feb 20th at the Pocket Theater, details at morelesscrazy.com.
It does not require a village to craft a story, but it is helpful to have one!
Until you tell your story to an audience it is hard to know:
- How listeners will react
- How you will feel when telling it
This peer-driven storytelling workshop format provides the opportunity to tell your story to a supportive group and to get instant feedback.
- Not sure if you can tell a story? Try it, sitting at a table with a few other friendly folks.
- Not sure if you can provide meaningful feedback? Sharing your personal reaction is all that is required.
Plus, Matthew Dicks, an increasingly well-known storyteller through his book, podcast and blog provides some excellent information. A note sheet of the top few things he recommends considering when crafting a story will be provided and we will see to what extent it helps us all to become better storytellers.
Bring a story that you would like to possibly tell on stage at a storytelling event like The Moth or Fresh Ground Stories. Your story should be 8 minutes or less. It can be written, outlined or in your head.
Come and have a great time listening to and telling stories with other motivated tellers.