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FOR WRITERS

THE SPICE OF LIFE -- Organizing Memoirs
Whether your life stories are for your family, the page, the stage, or other expressive arts endeavors, this workshop will help bring structure to your experiences. Activities are designed to evoke memories, create chronologies, explore world events, and to help you write effective descriptive language, to distinguish the difference between story and anecdote, develop character,
to study narrative structure, edit and rejoice in having lived a meaningful life.

PERSONAL NARRATIVE FOR THE PAGE & STAGE (also for storytellers)
Working from your autobiography, learn to recognize your authentic voice. Learn to distinguish what is for public consumption and what is not. Ample time is dedicated to crafting viable stories that honor personal truth.

ONCE UPON A TIME
–Conceiving, Crafting, & Creating a Children’s Picture Book

Learn how to transmute that fabulous idea for a children’s book into an edited, viable format with a strong, satisfying, and visually evocative story line. There will be time to peruse award-winning children’s books and to familiarize yourself with the specifications of the genre.

To register for the island sessions or for further information on how to bring a workshop to your area, contact Susan at
(508) 693-4140.

 


FOR STORYTELLERS


CRAFTING MYTH, FOLK AND FAIRY TALE

Reinstating the folk process by successfully breathing life into the old tales for contemporary audiences

STORYTELLING FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Four days, 6 participants. Discovering and developing your unique storytelling style and exploring what you truly want to say.

PERSONAL NARRATIVE FOR THE PAGE & STAGE (also for writers) Working from your autobiographic, learn to recognize your authentic voice. Learn to distinguish what is for public consumption and what is not. Ample time is dedicated to crafting viable stories that honor personal truth.

THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR
- Creating A High-Quality Storytelling Recording

A step-by-step journey through the audio recording process: story crafting to shrink wrapping. Learn the intricacies of creating a competitive spoken-word audio product that will professionally represent you for years, and that can return your investment. Brainstorm here, then head home with a plan, a budget, and a time line for your next, or your very first recording.

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To register for the island sessions or for further information on how to bring a workshop to your area, contact Susan at
(508) 693-4140.


FOR EMCEES

AND NOW, WOULD YOU PLEASE WELCOME...

Learn how to effectively serve your sponsors, producers, audience and tellers and allow the audience to love the performers before their feet hit the stage!

 

To register for the island sessions or for further information on how to bring a workshop to your area, contact Susan at
(508) 693-4140.

 

 


FOR EDUCATORS and LIBRARIANS

MAKING MEANING
Teaching students to speak effectively before expecting them to write

SOWING THE SEED
Teaching students in Grades 4-12 to tell stories

WORDS WONDERFUL
Learning to tell stories to children, almost anywhere

IMAGINATION! THE HEARTBEAT OF THE INTELLECT
Storytelling and its uses in the K-12 Curriculum, includes the 3 titles above

 

To register for the island sessions or for further information on how to bring a workshop to your area, contact Susan at
(508) 693-4140.


FOR LAWYERS

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY…
Study the elements of story, image-building, formatting, engagement, and then apply them to opening and closing statements in the interest of jury clarity.

 

To register for the island sessions or for further information on how to bring a workshop to your area, contact Susan at
(508) 693-4140.


FOR SPEAKERS

EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING AND MICROPHONE USE
Learn the creative as well as the technological aspects of speaking effectively before a group. Learn the mechanics of various microphones and the sound board as well as how to empower yourself and your audience and enjoy success on the stage.

 

To register for the island sessions or for further information on how to bring a workshop to your area, contact Susan at
(508) 693-4140.

 

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