Spring 2018: Storytelling Intensive


Spring 2018: Storytelling Intensive


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May 3 – May 24, 2018 (3 sessions plus a storytelling performance)
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mindy Nettifee

This three-week intensive will help you master the art of live storytelling! The workshop covers crafting stories using the five-part story arc, delivering your best performance onstage, and how to pitch to live show and radio producers. This class culminates in a show at the downtown Literary Arts center, where you’ll tell your story before a live audience and have your story recorded as an audio file for you to keep.

Mindy Nettifee 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.

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, and list three classes in order of preference. Please note that preference is not guaranteed. All scholarships are subject to availability.

CLASS LIAISONS: All classes have one liaison position. Liaisons receive free tuition in exchange for light duties before and after each class meeting. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org for more information.