Fall 2019: Storytelling Intensive: Stories of Healing/Healing our Stories


Fall 2019: Storytelling Intensive: Stories of Healing/Healing our Stories


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November 6 – December 4, 2019 (3 sessions plus a storytelling performance on December 4)
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mindy Nettifee
Limited to 10 students
For storytellers at all levels

This workshop covers crafting stories using the five-part story arc, delivering your best performance onstage, and a treasure trove of secrets to this satisfying art form. The theme of this particular intensive will be stories of healing. How do we talk about the events of our lives that truly shaped and transformed us—that changed how we saw ourselves, others, and the world? This class is appropriate for therapists and those working in the healing arts, as well as any and all who feel the call to tell the story of their personal healing one-on-one, in public, or in memoir
or personal essay form. This class culminates in a show at the downtown Literary Arts center, where you’ll tell your story before a live audience

Mindy Nettifee,MA is one of the producers of Back Fence PDX and host for The Moth. She is an award-winning writer, performance poet and storyteller. In addition to her many years teaching the craft of live storytelling, she has taught creative writing and performance workshops at several places, including NYU and Lewis & Clark college. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Depth Psychology with a specialization in Somatic Studies, conducting research on the impact of trauma on the voice, and the ways we tell our stories and use our voices to heal.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: Scholarships pay for the entire class tuition. All of our writing classes have at least one scholarship position available, made possible by a generous gift from Dennis Steinman. To apply, email Susan Moore, Director of Programs for Writers, at susan@literary-arts.org with your name, contact information. In addition, list three classes in order of preference, why you would like to request a scholarship, and if you have taken a Literary Arts class before. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability. Scholarship availability is confirmed 1-2 weeks before the class begins. Please note: if you register for a class as a way to hold your spot and apply for a scholarship and are awarded one, the $35 processing fee for your tuition refund still applies.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting.

If you need to cancel your registration for a writing or storytelling class, the following refund schedule applies:

• 3 days or more before a class, refunds will be issued, less a $35 processing fee.
• 3 days or more before class starts, if you prefer to convert your registration to a credit for an upcoming class, you can receive a tuition credit for an upcoming class for the full amount of your tuition, good for one year.
• 48 hours or less before a class begins, no refund or tuition credit is available.

If Literary Arts has to cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.