The Writer’s Center is excited to partner with Story District to host their February addition of their Storytelling Bootcamp course.
In this one-day (7-hour) intensive, you will generate new story material, learn about and apply narrative structure and storytelling techniques to a story of your choice, practice telling stories in pairs and small groups, and get individual feedback from the instructors.
Try to arrive by 9:15 so you don’t miss anything and have time to settle in. It’s a very full day, so we start on time. Feel free to bring coffee (or other drinks) and food to class.
Generating Story Material: The morning is dedicated to exercises that will help you uncover and identify good story source-material from your own life experiences.
Understanding the Architecture of a Story: In this portion of the class, you will gain an understanding of narrative structure and storytelling fundamentals.
Lunch is on your own, but people often go together. You are welcome to bring a lunch or go to a nearby restaurant.
Practicing & Polishing Your Story: After lunch, the focus is on practicing and polishing a single story of your choice.
Character: A hands-on activity to practice the skill of bringing your characters to life in your stories.
Individual Feedback: The final activity of the day is an opportunity for you to receive individual feedback from the instructor and other classmates
Story District’s mission is to build community, promote empathy, and enrich an understanding of our common humanity through the art of autobiographical storytelling. Through their classes and live performances they train and showcase storytelling talent in the Washington, DC area and create a platform for diverse perspectives.