Practical storytelling skills and creativity unite in this interactive, thought-provoking workshop.
Develop skills to efficiently learn compelling renditions of stories for telling. Method: Some lecture/demonstration, mostly interactive and hands on. Takeaway: A ready-to-tell story, performance, linguistic and story-learning skills. Also, as time permits, we'll explore how classic stories can be relevant today. You’ll learn how to update older stories to reflect 21st century culture. Method: Some lecture/demonstration, mostly discussion and hands-on, including exercises adapted from our book, Storytwisting. Takeaway: Ideas for developing re-imagined stories for all ages, practical tips, ethical considerations.
Please note: This workshop has been rescheduled from March 31, 2020, to May 6, 2020, due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, NY
Barry Marshall, and Jeri Burns, PhD have been working together as The Storycrafters since 1991. They are the 2018 recipients of the National Storytelling Network's "Circle of Excellence" Award. The Storycrafters have produced twelve award-winning CD recordings. Their 2018 book, "Storytwisting", published by Parkhurst Brothers Publishers, was the winner of the 2019 'Storytelling World' Award.
In addition to their work as performers, Jeri and Barry are healing storytellers at the Stamford CT Hospital psychiatric unit, and were adjunct college faculty at Southern CT State University. Jeri is adjunct college faculty at SUNY New Paltz, and communication coach of public defenders for the New York State Defenders’ Institute, Albany NY. Barry is sound engineer and producer of storytelling recordings at Our Old House Studio, Hudson NY.
They perform and teach their art form in schools, libraries, and other venues all over the US and internationally in the Caribbean and the British Isles. They have been featured performers at storytelling and folk festivals nationally and internationally.
Read more at: http://www.storycrafters.com