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Personal Storytelling Intensive

With  Sue Hollingsworth  and  Stella Kassimati

15th September – 6th October 2024

This 3-week storytelling training focuses on the telling of real life, autobiographical stories to tell to a group of listeners. By the end of the course you will have the skills necessary to shape and craft any story that you want to tell, whether it's around the kitchen table to your family and friends or to a hall or school packed full of people.

Many people these days have a story to tell: it might be an important moment in their lives, something funny or sad that involved members of the family that are not with them any more, or their personal involvement in a larger, historical happening.

But there are many questions about how to do this well:

How can we share a true story so that it is not just egotistical?

How can we tell a story as if it were a gift to our listeners?

How can we move people, touch them and help them to see more clearly what it is to be human?

How do we shape our life stories so that they will be remembered and passed on?

How can we stand in our voices and words and be completely present, revealing our whole selves?

The course will include practical story crafting in the mornings and coaching in small groups in the afternoons. Sue will be joined by experienced story coach Stella Kassimati for the coaching sessions, to ensure everyone gets maximum individual attention. Some previous storytelling experience is beneficial but beginners will also be considered. A good working knowledge of English is required.

Price per person:
For members: €2.470,00
For non-members: €2.495,00 
Single room supplement: €600,00 

Price includes: tuition, accommodation and full board except weekend meals. Included are meals on Saturday 5th October. Course ends after breakfast on Sunday 6th October.
Not included in the price are weekend meals - Friday and Saturday supper and Saturday and Sunday lunch; personal and travel insurance; drinks with meals eg wine; travel to and from Amari. 
Maximum of twelve participants.

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