New Class: Intro to Storytelling

Intro to storytelling

facilitated by Linda Grosser & Claire Willis


There are times when we all want to share stories, whether at the dinner table, a job interview, or a social/work gathering. Why not learn how to make your stories more memorable and engaging? No experience necessary!

In this 4-week program about the art of storytelling, we focus on “Moth-style” stories – true, personal narratives – that are typically 5-7 min long. Crafting and telling a good personal story is not only fun, but can be a powerful way to process and find meaning in your life experiences as well as connect with others by sharing them.

In a very supportive environment, you will learn how to find your stories, the basics of a compelling story, and how to keep your audience engaged. Participants will develop a 5-minute story and get feedback from the instructor and fellow students. The last session will be a mini-showcase for all participants to share their story with the FCT community.

Class Dates: Thursdays, February 11, 18, 25
Time:   10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Showcase: March 4th @7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Questions or to register: ipinto@facing-cancer.org

This Zoom-based pilot class is limited to 5 participants.


About Linda Grosser

Linda’s passion for storytelling began after retiring from a career in academia and business where she initially learned and honed her skills in public speaking, writing, and storytelling. She has performed stories at the Moth, Club Passim, and WGBH Stories from The Stage, to name a few. In 2019, Linda won 2nd place at the Big Mouth Off– a Massachusetts-based ‘grand slam’ storytelling event. Linda loves travel, photography, being with family and friends, and doing (almost) anything outdoors – from sailing and cycling, to hiking and snowshoeing. Linda lives in Newton, MA. She is a cancer survivor.




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