Crash Course in Storytelling

Storytelling. Try it. You might like it.
Photo by Scott Bump

Portland Story Theater’s workshop Crash Course Storytelling is designed to give you a taste of the fabulous art form of storytelling in less than 3 hours. Interactive. Fast-paced. Fun! Cost: $60

In all of our workshops, we teach intentional storytelling where people will learn how to tell stories improvisationally by being resourceful and using the power of spontaneity. Our approach teaches participants to trust the story and speak extemporaneously from the heart. You’ll get a chance to learn about story structure, the power of presence, the differences between writing and telling, and how to find the story that you need to tell.

Sessions Offered Quarterly
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Please call 503-284-2226 before registering if you require a disability accommodation. We will do our best to meet your needs.

PAYMENT POLICY  Full payment of $60 is expected when registering. Please note that Portland Story Theater cannot give refunds (full or partial) for voluntary withdrawal from the class.

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PREREQUISITES Everyone over 18 is welcome to participate. There are no prerequisites for this workshop, all you need is a desire to tell your personal story. We encourage you to bring a friend, a family member, a co-worker, your neighbor. Please let us know if you require a disability accommodation before registering.

What to Expect

Fast-Paced Please arrive on time. Clocking in at just under 3 hours a very full day. We want to start on time. We will provide coffee and tea but please feel free to bring your own drinks and food.

Content The morning is dedicated to exercises that will help you uncover and identify good story source-material from your own life experiences.

Form In this portion of the class, you will gain an understanding of narrative structure and storytelling fundamentals.

Lunch Lunch is provided. If you have special dietary needs (gluten-free, vegan), feel free to bring your own food. We will have vegetarian options.

Out Loud After lunch, we’ll take time to share a personal story of your choice.

Feedback There will be time for you to receive individual feedback from the instructor and other classmates.

Workshop Schedule

This workshop is offered Quarterly.

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