The International
School of Storytelling

The Craft of Storytelling

A storyteller is more than a teller of tales; from the dawn of time, storytellers have been the teachers and guides, the entertainers, advocates of change and healers of humanity

In this part-time course over 4 weekends, we will explore the Art and Craft of the storyteller , working on story structure, voice, gesture, movement, connection and audience awareness, spontaneity and improvisation, authenticity and presence.

In a playful, supportive and encouraging environment we will discover the depth and richness of the oral tradition, how to build a repertoire as a storyteller, and how the art of storytelling can transform our own lives and the communities around us.

We will be focusing each weekend on a different type of story and learn various techniques and skills needed to tell it.

The course will include opportunities to share and perform stories together and alone and receive professional storytelling coaching in front of the whole group.

This course requires previous participation on our Begin It Now course with the School, or other relevant experience. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

This course takes place over 4 weekends:
Weekend 1: Folktales 8-10 September 2017
Weekend 2: Wonder tales 13-15 October 2017
Weekend 3: Mythology 17-19 November 2017
Weekend 4: Individual Project 15-17 December 2017

The cost of accomodation and meals are NOT included in our workshop fee. There is plenty of accomodation in Forest Row to suit all pockets, or it may be possible to book accomodation or to camp at Emerson College during your course. You can also book meals. Please book with Emerson directly using their online booking system: . Click the heading BOOK NOW, scroll down to find your course and you will find the availability, options, and prices for the weekend. You can also call Emerson for a list of local accomodation +44 (0) 1342 822 238.

If you have any questions about our courses or a problem with booking, please contact