Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 6-9pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Cost $65 or $50 for Ottawa Storyteller Members (Tickets here) Presented by Ottawa StoryTellers
A human being is nothing but a story with skin around it. ~Fred Allen
We used to be rich in stories – told to us by our parents, grandparents and others – including current or historical stories about our family, about people and places in our community, myths, legends, fairytales, fables and more. Unfortunately, many of us don’t tell, or listen to those stories anymore and as a result we risk losing a sense of place, of history – and possibly even a sense of one’s self.
And yet, we’re all ‘hardwired’ to be wonderful storytellers. Story listening and telling is how we’ve passed on knowledge for thousands of years. But, like any skill – use it or lose it — and risk creating a huge ‘story gap’. And remember, if we aren’t the authors of our own stories, then whose stories are we, and our children, carrying around, learning from and sharing with others?
Stories are powerful – the ones most dominant in our culture can shape our values, meaning and purpose in life. They can galvanize, motivate and fundamentally change individuals, families, communities and even nations. After all, We Are Our Stories.
This workshop will provide you with a deeper understanding of ‘why’ stories are so powerful and, introduce you to a process on how to uncover your ‘narrative self’, and provide you with tools, tips and techniques to help you hone storytelling skills – including choosing, crafting, learning and telling stories. And, of course, you’ll hear a few stories along the way.
If you are interested in finding our more about the power of story for personal or professional reasons and want to expand your knowledge and skills in this area, then why not join Norma for an evening of narrative discovery.