For anyone who’s said, “I don’t think I have a story to tell” -- You do! For any storyteller who’s said, “I’m out of ideas” – You’re not!
Learn how to find and craft the rich, hilarious, painful and revealing true stories in your own everyday life in this active, encouraging and highly participatory workshop. Through discussion, free writing, partner exercises and even a little improv, we'll focus on the definition of "story" and the essential building blocks that make up a story; identifying conflict and a dramatic arc; bringing scenes to life with action, emotion and sensory detail; and embracing your unique voice.
Bring a notebook and pen and a recording device (smart phone, iPad or voice recorder).
Recommended for ages 17 and up.
Free but registration is necessary. Good Will Donations Welcome!
Register at http://www.heidijeub.com/workshops/?fbclid=IwAR0lcqJyd3haqKIvM3Nnm0Ds_IC1TdsE_7W9dKUtJNHxAcw5mMUdbX6VRPo
Please let us know if you need accommodations of any kind -- this workshop strives for accessibility.
Actor, writer, storyteller and teaching artist Amy Salloway is a big fan of the Venn Diagram spot where live theatre, social activism and human connection overlap. Her autobiographical solo plays -- “Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?,” "So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!,” and “Circumference” -- have toured to Fringe Festivals, solo festivals, colleges, conferences and communities across the US and Canada, earning her reviews like “raw and fearless,” “achingly honest and hysterically funny,” and “the voice for all of us who were picked last for kickball.”
Amy was a founding member of the narrative ensemble Rockstar Storytellers, a co-producer of the place-based bike ride Spinning Stories, and has performed on just about every story-inclusive stage in the Twin Cities; she’s currently the producer of Story Club Minneapolis, happening monthly at the Bryant Lake Bowl & Theater. She’s contributed personal narrative to radio programs on MPR and CBC, and the hit national podcast RISK!, and she teaches classes in creative writing, memoir, humor, original solo performance, personal storytelling and storytelling for business through Minneapolis Community Ed and The Story Studio. For more info, visit Amy’s woefully stagnant webpage www.amysalloway.com, or the much more responsibly-managed Awkward Moment Productions.
This opportunity is brought to you through funding from Five Wings Arts Council!