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

It is possible to book accommodation and meals at Emerson College during your course. Please do so directly with them by using their online booking system, at the following link Scroll down to find your course and you will be able to find all the options and prices and make a booking, for each weekend separately. The costs are NOT INCLUDED in our tuition fee.

If you prefer accommodation in the village of Forest Row, (20-25 minute walk), please email  for a list of available accommodation.