Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Learn to tell your story!

Do you have a story you'd like to tell?  Would you like to learn techniques to bring your story to life?  On Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. you can join Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy, the founders of Portland Story Theater, for a lively, interactive two-hour workshop on the contemporary art of personal storytelling. 

Lynne Duddy
As participants, you will learn how to identify your stories and what it takes to share them with an audience. The instructors teach intentional storytelling where people will learn how to tell stories improvisationally by being resourceful and using the power of spontaneity. Their approach teaches participants to trust the story and speak extemporaneously from the heart. You’ll get a chance to learn about story structure, the power of presence, the differences between writing and telling, and how to find the story that you need to tell. Portland Story Theater will perform excerpts from their stories, while engaging participants to begin exploring stories of their own. 

While this workshop is free, participation is limited to 25. To register, contact the library at (541) 265-2153, or come in to to sign up.

Lawrence Howard
Howard is a master at crafting engaging stories that often have listeners on the edge of their seats. Founder of Portland Story Theater, Lawrence draws from his rich repertoire of adventure, personal, and mythic tales to create narrative programs for people from all walks of life. Lawrence is best known as the creator of the Armchair Adventurer series, which include riveting stories about Antarctic explorers Ernest Shackleton, Douglas Mawson, Roald Amundsen, and Robert Falcon Scott.

Duddy is a narrative artist who creates captivating stories that draw listeners into the realm of real life. Founder of Portland Story Theater, Lynne draws from her rich repertoire of personal experience to create narrative programs for people from all walks of life. She coaches individuals and conducts workshops in storytelling throughout the Pacific Northwest.

No comments:

Post a Comment