On episode #61 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling!
In our follow-up segment, we discuss our magical night of storytelling earlier in the week. We also update listeners on Charlie’s health and remind listeners about our upcoming trip to Seattle.
STORYTELLING SHOWS 2019
August 10: Great Hartford Story Slam at Hartford Flavor Company
August 17: Solo storytelling show at Taproot Theater, Seattle, WA
September 7: “Tests” at Real Art Ways
November 2: Great Hartford Story Slam, location TBD
November 23: Twenty-one Truths About Love book release, CT Historical Society, Hartford, CT
December 14: “Crafty” at CT Historical Society, Hartford, CT
STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS 2019
October 4-6: Storytelling workshop, Art of Living Retreat, Boone, NC
October 25-27: Storytelling workshop (beginners), Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
November 9: Storytelling workshop (Beginner), CT Historical Society
November 16: Storytelling workshop (Advanced), CT Historical Society
December 6-8: Storytelling workshop (advanced), Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
January 25: Storytelling workshop (Beginner), CT Historical Society
February 22: Storytelling workshop (Advanced), CT Historical Society
In our Homework for Life segment, I talk about a small moment on the edge of a pond during a sunset. .
Next we listen to a story by Jospeh Basile (with interpretation by Julie Sharp).
Amongst the many things we discuss include:
Nonfiction content in storytelling
Launching scenes in the right spot (and the elimination of process language)
Combining anecdotes into a more cohesive narrative
Holding back information to preserve surprise
We then answer a listener questions about diversity in storytelling and when you know a story is done.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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