Free storytelling workshop open to youth and adults

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Andes — Do you love stories? Do you remember how it feels to curl up in bed, basking in the rise and fall of a loved one’s voice telling you a tale as you drifted off to sleep? Or perhaps you’ve been the tale-teller yourself, sharing the magic of story with your own family around the dinner table, a room full of friends, or a classroom full of wide-eyed students. Whatever your experience, even if you have no experience at all, we invite you to join in this exciting, new project!
The Community Storytelling Troupe’s Storytelling Workshop will run for six Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., from September 16 to October 21. In the workshop, participants will study and practice the art of storytelling by exploring topics such as story selection; character development; use of gesture and voice; pacing, dynamics and audience interaction The weekly workshop sessions will provide a great time for all as we develop a repertoire of stories for our own enjoyment and, for the more adventurous tellers, to perform at a public concert in October, and possibly at other venues throughout the county.
Registration is open to both youth and adults. Beginners are welcome and highly encouraged to join. If you are interested in registering for these free workshops, please contact Laurie McIntosh at 676-4727.