Art of Storytelling: Getting Your Story Straight

Tuesday

1:10 PM – 2:50 PM

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31

Your stories are your legacy!!! How do you tell a personal story — one that becomes a transitional moment for you?  How do you cultivate the skills for public speaking?  How do you peel back the details until you discover the inner journey that a good story requires? A master storyteller teaches the art of the story while offering techniques that make it compelling. In class, you learn how to extract the true core of your narratives and how to tell them in an entertaining fashion. Join us to present your stories for practice, critique and mostly … for fun.

8 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 1:10 PM  

 

Syllabus: The Art of Storytelling  
John O’Hern, john@johnohern.com

Week 1: As brief lecture on the simplest requirements of a well told story

Weeks 2-8  Your stories and critique 

Facilitator: John O’Hern

John O’Hern is an actor, author and master storyteller (www.knowyourstory.net). He especially enjoys extracting the true core of a story and takes great pleasure in coaching storytellers. He is author of two Off-Broadway . plays: Rooster in the Henhouse and Sweetspot: Confessions of a Golfaholic, as well as a novel of the same name. His latest writing project, Not the Kennedy’s, a collection of stories about growing up in a chaotic Irish Catholic household of eight children in the 50’s and 60’s, is currently in the hands of his literary agent.