Do you love stories and want to learn to write and perform them?  Are you a storyteller who desires to polish your skills?  Although Story Arts of Minnesota isn't running classes at this time, many of our members lead courses, classes, and workshops which we list below.  If you know of storytelling learning opportunities that should appear here, please send the information to storyartsmn@gmail.com.  


Writing: Memoir and Narrative (through Minneapolis Community Ed)

5 weeks, Mondays June 18 - July 16, 6:30-8:30pm

Adult Basic Education Building
2225 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407
$39.00
https://tce.me/gCOPm2

Writing about your own life can be rewarding, and there are so many forms your material can take: personal essay, memoir, short stories, online blog, even performance monologues. This all-levels class uses writing time, assigned readings and discussion to cover finding the heart of a personal story, deciding what needs to be told, compressing time, building scenic detail, and honoring your specific voice. Taught by actor/writer/storyteller Amy Salloway


Writing Workshop: Voice and Tense (through Minneapolis Community Ed)

Wed, July 11, 6-9pm 

Adult Basic Education Building
2225 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407
$25.00
https://tce.me/gCP3rN

How does an author decide whether to write a story in a first-person voice, or third? How do you prevent accidentally changing from past tense to present tense? If you're a writer who enjoys playing with story craft, this is a chance to dig into two important elements of narrative style through reading, writing exercises and discussion. Taught by actor/writer/storyteller Amy Salloway


The Story Studio 2-Day Workshop

Saturday, July 14, 2018, 12pm-4pm (approx) AND
Sunday, July 15, 2018, 12-2:30pm

The Phoenix Theatre
2605 Hennepin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Website: thestorystudio.org
Registration: https://bit.ly/2HBpEoz
Cost: $150

The Story Studio's 2-Day Storytelling Workshop (https://thestorystudio.org) is a perfect weekend intensive for those dipping their toes into storytelling waters for the first time, AND for seasoned performers wanting to brush up on skills or focus on a new or challenging project. The 7-or-so hours of class include lecture, discussion, individual and group exercises, performance time, and feedback and critique. Students will leave having developed and presented at least the first draft of a 5-7 minute personal story to perform onstage, and will come away with tools for developing narrative material that are applicable to a wide variety of settings: theatre, story slams, written memoir, podcasts, lectures, corporate training, TED talks, business presentations, and more. 

Saturday consists of interactive exercises that will help students identify and refine a story to tell to the class. On Sunday, students will perform their stories in class, and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.

This class is open to everyone. No experience required.

Taught by Minneapolis actor/writer/storyteller Amy Salloway (www.amysalloway.com). 

"This was the single most useful creative workshop I have ever been a part of in my life! The guidance Amy provided, especially during the feedback session, has stuck with me!" -- Recent 2-Day Workshop Participant

"I appreciated how applied the workshop was - how much of the time we were actively working on our own stories and performing. This class was so, so productive for me." -- Recent 2-Day Workshop Participant

"I wanted to thank you again for helping me to put into words so many stories of my life!" -- Recent Workshop Participant


Writing Workshop: Story Structure (through Minneapolis Community Ed)

Wed, July 18, 6-9pm

Adult Basic Education Building
2225 E. Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407
$25.00
https://tce.me/gCP3hD

Learn how to use plot structure to better serve your narrative writing and storytelling. This hands-on workshop teaches the essential structural elements of a story; the many ways to veer from "beginning, middle, end;" and provides time to write and share some experiments with the order in which things are told. Bring a notebook or laptop. Taught by actor/writer/storyteller Amy Salloway


The Story Studio 2-Day Workshop

Saturday, September 8, 2018, 12pm-4pm (approx) AND
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 12-2:30pm

The Phoenix Theatre
2605 Hennepin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Website: thestorystudio.org
Registration: https://bit.ly/2HBpEoz
Cost: $150

The Story Studio's 2-Day Storytelling Workshop (https://thestorystudio.org) is a perfect weekend intensive for those dipping their toes into storytelling waters for the first time, AND for seasoned performers wanting to brush up on skills or focus on a new or challenging project. The 7-or-so hours of class include lecture, discussion, individual and group exercises, performance time, and feedback and critique. Students will leave having developed and presented at least the first draft of a 5-7 minute personal story to perform onstage, and will come away with tools for developing narrative material that are applicable to a wide variety of settings: theatre, story slams, written memoir, podcasts, lectures, corporate training, TED talks, business presentations, and more. 

Saturday consists of interactive exercises that will help students identify and refine a story to tell to the class. On Sunday, students will perform their stories in class, and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.

This class is open to everyone. No experience required.

Taught by Minneapolis actor/writer/storyteller Amy Salloway (www.amysalloway.com). 

"This was the single most useful creative workshop I have ever been a part of in my life! The guidance Amy provided, especially during the feedback session, has stuck with me!" -- Recent 2-Day Workshop Participant

"I appreciated how applied the workshop was - how much of the time we were actively working on our own stories and performing. This class was so, so productive for me." -- Recent 2-Day Workshop Participant

"I wanted to thank you again for helping me to put into words so many stories of my life!" -- Recent Workshop Participant


The Story Studio 2-Day Workshop

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 12pm-4pm (approx) AND
Sunday, November 11, 2018, 12-2:30pm

The Phoenix Theatre
2605 Hennepin Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Website: thestorystudio.org
Registration: https://bit.ly/2HBpEoz
Cost: $150

The Story Studio's 2-Day Storytelling Workshop (https://thestorystudio.org) is a perfect weekend intensive for those dipping their toes into storytelling waters for the first time, AND for seasoned performers wanting to brush up on skills or focus on a new or challenging project. The 7-or-so hours of class include lecture, discussion, individual and group exercises, performance time, and feedback and critique. Students will leave having developed and presented at least the first draft of a 5-7 minute personal story to perform onstage, and will come away with tools for developing narrative material that are applicable to a wide variety of settings: theatre, story slams, written memoir, podcasts, lectures, corporate training, TED talks, business presentations, and more. 

Saturday consists of interactive exercises that will help students identify and refine a story to tell to the class. On Sunday, students will perform their stories in class, and receive in-depth feedback from their instructor and classmates.

This class is open to everyone. No experience required.

Taught by Minneapolis actor/writer/storyteller Amy Salloway (www.amysalloway.com). 

"This was the single most useful creative workshop I have ever been a part of in my life! The guidance Amy provided, especially during the feedback session, has stuck with me!" -- Recent 2-Day Workshop Participant

"I appreciated how applied the workshop was - how much of the time we were actively working on our own stories and performing. This class was so, so productive for me." -- Recent 2-Day Workshop Participant

"I wanted to thank you again for helping me to put into words so many stories of my life!" -- Recent Workshop Participant