The best personal stories—like those heard on popular podcasts or NPR—are crafted and rehearsed.
In this lively workshop, students will be guided through the basics of writing and performing personal stories. Students will learn to identify their own stories and construct them for performance.
Personal narratives are not just part of a global podcast movement; they are regularly used in corporate and social settings. Being able to tell a good story is a notable life skill.
We’ll open up with some fun exercises, move toward exploring all of the elements of great storytelling, then begin to hone our own narratives. Willing students will share a story with the group, and get feedback. No preparation necessary. Please bring a pen/pencil and paper, or a laptop.
Story Jam Studio™ instructor, Stephanie Rogers, has a degree in theatre from Northwestern U. and will complete a master’s degree in Written Communication from National Louis this fall. In addition to producing a popular live lit and music show, Story Jam, Stephanie performs as an actor, musician, bandleader, and storyteller.