The International
School of Storytelling

Walking the Wildwoods Foundation Year 2017

Wildwoods is a three year part time course with four one week residential courses, which will introduce you to a new way of thinking about stories and your approach to them. We will walk with the Druts’yla tradition, identify key points of the midrash and learn how stories are held, unpeeled, understood and internalised on a practical and holistic level.


(If you have been offered a place for 2017, please download the registration form and pay your deposit to secure your place)

Walking the Wild Woods

The following topics will be covered each year

Year One

Finding The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Understanding the Root of a Tale


Year Two

Finding the Ordinary In The Extraordinary

Bark and Branch


Year Three

Bridging The Worlds

Bud and Bloom


In addition there are regular quests and tasks to be completed throughout the year and which form an intrinsic part of the training.

The course is by invitation or application ONLY.

Shonaleigh is happy to discuss your application if you have questions or would like further details before applying. You can email and we will send you her contact details.

You need to have a regular creative practice and are advised to take a course with Shonaleigh before applying. Creative Writing and Narrative Arts is particularly recommended.

This course is the first of four 1 week residential courses. This course will take place at Emerson College. Please book accommodation and meals at Emerson College directly 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. The accommodation costs are NOT INCLUDED in our tuition fee.