Portland Story Theater workshops are fun!

Learn to trust the story and speak extemporaneously from the heart.
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Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy of Portland Story Theater offer three different public storytelling workshops so that you can learn to express yourself with this amazing art form. In our workshops, we teach intentional storytelling where you’ll learn how to tell stories improvisationally by being resourceful and using the power of spontaneity. This is intimate work. Our approach teaches you to trust the story and speak extemporaneously from the heart. We offer three different public workshops to fit your level of interest and your schedule. We also offer customized team building workshops for conferences, businesses, and private groups. Visit our Team Building page to find out more.

Adults 18+ Only | No Refunds or Exchanges


“I found my story and I found my voice through Portland Story Theater.” Lynn Fitch

“This whole process was a true gift for me that culminated in an on-stage experience that surpassed all my expectations.” Jim Fairchild

“The workshop process was amazing and a safe environment to be myself and work through the vulnerable parts of my story.” Lena Moon

“I cannot thank Lynne and Lawrence enough for their expertise and heartfelt caring that allowed me to find my voice and speak with my heart.” Jan Kats

Crash Course in Storytelling

3-hour Commitment
10:30am to 1:30pm
Registration guarantees your place

$60 Registration

If you just want to see if storytelling is your thing, take this lively workshop, Storytelling Crash Course. Fast-paced and fun, you’ll have a chance to discover your inner storyteller! No pressure. No performance.

Weekend Classes
Offered Quarterly

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Storytelling Bootcamp

One-Day Commitment
10:30 am – 6:00 pm with lunch break
Registration guarantees your place

$150 Registration

Maybe our one-day Storytelling Bootcamp fits your level of interest in personal narrative, and more importantly, your busy schedule. No pressure to perform. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary. Includes individual time with the instructors

One-Day Classes
Offered Quarterly

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Art of Personal Narrative

Six-Week Commitment
Evenings 7 pm – 10:30 pm
Registration guarantees your place

$250 Registration

Please click here to make sure that you meet the prerequisites BEFORE calling 503-284-2226 for registration details and information.

If you’re ready for a creative challenge and have been thinking that you’d really like to explore storytelling in depth, the 7-session Art of Personal Narrative is the perfect opportunity to discover, craft, and tell your story to a live audience.

Please let us know if you require a disability accommodation.

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Note: Pricing shown for public events at Portland Story Theater’s Home Studio. If you are interested in bringing a workshop to your business, school, or nonprofit, there are additional costs. Please call for pricing. Thank you.

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