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The Art of Crafting and Telling Personal Stories with Wendy Mages via ZOOM
June 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm$99
Please note: Given the current public health directives, this class will be taught ONLINE using Zoom, which is a very user-friendly platform to facilitate video classes from your computer. Students will receive login instructions in their registration confirmation email. We will maintain the same high caliber of course and instruction with the same emphasis on keeping class sizes small.
Storytelling is an essential human endeavor; everyone has compelling stories. This 3-hour workshop will create a safe space where you can experiment with voicing your true personal experiences and sharing those experiences with others. Beginning with a series of interactive exercises, you will identify a personal experience you would like to share. You will then be led through a series of activities to help you structure and craft your experience into a compelling well-structured story. This workshop will not only provide a safe and supportive community where you can develop, refine, and share your stories, but it will guide you to develop a story you can tell at events such as a Hudson Valley Writers Center Open Mic Night or one of The Moth Story Slams. After the workshop, the oral story you have crafted can be developed into a written narrative for publication or to submit to Read 650, to name a few possibilities. This workshop is appropriate for storytellers who want to develop a new story in a supportive community and to those who want to become storytellers. No previous storytelling or performance experience is necessary.
Wendy Mages Bio
Wendy Mages, an Associate Professor at Mercy College, combines her background as a professional theatre artist, storyteller, and educator to devise dynamic interactive workshops that inspire confidence and creativity. Wendy performs at storytelling events in the US and abroad and has told stories for organizations such as The Moth, The Mouth Off, Speak Up, Stories from the Beat Lounge, Story Barn, Tell Me Another, This Much Is True, and We Rise Storytelling Collective. To learn more about her storytelling or to view videos of the stories she has told at The Moth, please visit Wendy Mages: Storyteller.