"As for the use of words -- they are for the storyteller what notes are for the musician or colors for the artist. A good, well-rounded vocabulary is a rich possession. It is out of words that storytellers create those pictures that captivate the listeners; for it is through the medium of pictures that the story is told and gathered in by the listeners. Words should be strong, of simple meaning; they should have color and that quality which arouses the imagination."
Announcing a supportive, challenging, helpful, enlightening and fun
INTENSIVE COACHING WEEKEND
those of you who want to increase your effectiveness in your workplace or community through story!
Are you one of these people?
Then, this intensive coaching weekend is for you!
Conducted by two nationally renowned professional storytellers and story coaches,
Beth Horner and Susan O’Halloran
This coaching weekend will be rigorous and supportive with structured feedback sessions that are safe, practical and effective.
You will leave with clear direction, knowing your next steps to reach your goals.
Sometimes, we just need the structure of setting aside a weekend to get done what we’ve been meaning to do – work on our stories!
You know how powerful stories are. Give yourself the gift of laser attention from two premiere story coaches.
Sue and Beth quickly create a safe environment that fosters freedom to experiment. They are both attentive and skilled listeners...they seem to have listened the story right out of me. They helped me find meaning, the essence and the arc of my family story. And there was lots of laughter!
WHAT: A weekend in which you focus on your own specific story or project by being coached one-on-one. In addition, you will observe others being coached and thus, learn from their process and insights.
WHO ATTENDS:Experienced, professional and new storytellers and writers plus those using applied storytelling within their organizations, communities, or for their own careers. Space is limited in order to give each participant individual attention.
WHERE: At a private home in Evanston, Illinois
WHEN:Friday, May 30, 2014 (7:00 pm) to Sunday, June 1, 2014 (ending at 5:00 pm)
YOUR COACHES:Your story coaches, Beth Horner and Susan O’Halloran, each have over 30 years experience performing their stories to national and international audiences plus helping other artists, nonprofit and business leaders tell their stories in ways that are genuine, moving and unique to each person’s distinct style.
In addition to performing at the International Art of Storytelling Festival, multiple times at the National Storytelling Festival and on Live From National Geographic, Beth Horner has served as narrative consultant for the Johnson Space Center's StoryMining Project and presented storytelling workshops for scientists at NASA’s FameLab Astrobiology and for engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. www.BethHorner.com
Susan O’Halloran has presented at the National Storytelling Festival, the Smithsonian Institute and was story consultant for the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces. For her film and video scriptwriting, she has won awards of excellence from the CINDY competition, the U.S. Industrial Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Advisory Board. Sue has appeared on PBS, ABC Nightline and inThe New York Times and has coached hundreds of nonprofit and corporate communicators. www.susanohalloran.com
Both Sue and Beth are recipients of the National Storytelling Network Circle of Excellence Oracle Award.
$550 (includes two hours of power coaching one-on-one with Sue and Beth on your individual project)*
Meals, lodging and travel expenses on your own
*Each individual coaching session plus the full weekend intensive will be facilitated by Sue and Beth together.
You get two experienced coaches at once focusing on you and your story!
The Whole Story: Using Imagery To Extend The Story Experience
The real art of storytelling is restoring the primacy of the imagination in tellers and audiences alike. This presentation, which helps storytellers bring character and setting into sharper focus, is easily adapted to meet the storytelling experience of the audience. The goal is a more precise re-creation of an imaged world, one that has the vividness and conviction of daily living.
Join us for this workshop on
Sunday Feb. 9th 2014
Unitarian Universalist Church
2120 N Fee Ln, Bloomington, IN 47408
2:00 -6:00 pm
2-2:30 p.m.--Registration and coffee/tea, cookies
2:30-5:30 p.m--Workshop with breaks for restroom and refreshments
Now that the intense holiday time is over, we settle into the brief days and long cold nights of January. Time to think of a warming story, one you want to share for Wintertelling. We'll be meeting to try out our tales on Sunday, January 26, at 3:00 at the main building of the Monroe County Public Library.
Even if you haven't a story to tell, you can look forward to the evening of February 7th, when we will gather for the annual Wintertelling.
The Bloomington Storytellers' Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. In addition to being a means for sharing classic folk and fairytales of our times (and times past), storytelling encourages use of the imagination, listening skills, and an interest in reading.
Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee.