Winter 2022 Storytelling Class

Introduction to the Art of Storytelling

February 3, 10, 17, and 22 on Zoom
With Linda Grosser

Oh no! it’s 2022 and we’re still zooming. But it’s winter time, and we need all the human connection we can get. So I hope you consider learning how to craft and tell a true personal story (think “The Moth Radio Hour”). It has been rewarding for me and I’d love to help you tell your story. — Linda Grosser

Our Stories
We will craft personal stories that are 5-6 min. It is your story and it is true. You will tell it like telling a story at the dinner table to friends. (It is not read.)

Why You Might Want to Do This
Storytelling is a powerful and creative way to process and find meaning from a significant experience in our life.   We also connect with the humanity of others as we share ours and hear another’s heartfelt story, whether it’s uplifting, poignant or funny. And it is fun.

How it Works
This is a relaxed, interactive program. We have three classes that culminate in a low-key mini-showcase where participants share their stories to an invited audience of the FCT community and other friends and family. You do not need to have a story in mind. We will help you find one.

Class Time

  • Class time covers the nuts and bolts of storytelling, and how to develop a compelling narrative arc and performance style that results in a story that listeners will remember. 
  • Participants learn how to craft a story in class, work on them at home, and then participate in feedback with fellow students and the instructor.
  • This class is limited to 5 participants. 
  • For the benefit of everyone, please be committed to attending all four sessions and be prepared to dedicate time in between class sessions to work on your story.

 – all sessions on Zoom.
Thursdays Feb 3, Feb 10, and Feb 17 from 6:30-8:30 pm. The showcase will be on Tuesday, Feb 22, 7–8 pm.

For more In your reply, please let us know if you are not sure if you can attend the entire program and if you have any questions.

About Linda Grosser
Linda is a storyteller, and a story coach, teacher, producer … and a cancer survivor. Her passion for storytelling began after careers in academia and business where she developed her skills in public speaking, writing and storytelling. She is an award-winning teller and has performed at virtual events as well as in-person at the Moth, Club Passim, and GBH ‘Stories from The Stage’, to name a few. Linda produces ‘Storied Nights’, a summer outdoor storytelling series. She loves travel, photography, Latin jazz, being with family and friends, and doing (almost) anything outdoors. Linda lives in Newton Highlands, MA.

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