The International
School of Storytelling

Begin it Now!

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to tell a traditional story...

.... if you’ve ever thought “I could never remember all that”, if you’ve ever worried about standing up in front of an audience to speak, then this could be just the course for you. By the end of the weekend you’ll have a traditional story under your belt, gained confidence in speaking in front of others and go away with some hot tips on how best to tell a story. All this will take place in a supportive atmosphere with plenty of fun to allow you to unfold your natural creativity and begin storytelling now!

The "Begin it Now!" courses are the recommended first step into Storytelling and other courses at the School. They are a requirement for a number of courses.

19th  - 21st January 2018 with Roi Gal-Or

23rd - 25th February 2018 with Ashley Ramsden

There is plenty of reasonably priced accommodation in the village of Forest Row, (20 minute walk or 5 minute drive ), if you would like a list of some of the availalble accomodation please email 

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

Some feedback:

I enjoyed every minute and I thought Roi was a brilliant teacher! Very playful and easy and he helped us to connect with a deep part of ourselves and with each other. I loved the spiritual aspect as well as the playfulness. Definitely hooked!
- Sara Hadi

Thank you so much for being our guides throughout the “Begin it Now” course last weekend.  Storytelling is a wonderfully empowering gift to share and you are clearly great teachers, who know how to inspire people to discover the storyteller within themselves.  I was particularly taken by the way you held space for everyone as they walked through their own individual journeys ... and the way you facilitated a collective storytelling experience that enabled us all to connect with each other on a deeper, more authentic level.
Truly magical and transformational! I’ll be back for sure.
- Ally Oliver, UK. (March 2015)

Thank you so much for such a nourishing and fun weekend.  I learned a lot and enjoyed it immensely.
 - Julia Vivian, UK. (March 2015)

Thanks to Roi and Stella for deeply authentic facilitation of such a creative, intensely informative and enjoyable weekend introduction to Storytelling.
- Jane Spurgin, UK. (March 2015)

I obtained much benefit and support from the weekend with Roi and Stella and all the other friends there. It is a wonderful and lovely venue at the college and I hope to be back again. Roi and Stella, you both are super exponents of the Art, and I really benefited from my time with you.
- Ian Cow, UK. (June 2015)

I was very impressed with the structure of such a short course and the wonderful teacher we had.
- Biba Leach

I really enjoyed working with Sue, she was wonderfully positive and worked with the pace and variety of the group. We had good balance between simple and large group work.
- Alice Lewthwaite

Brilliantly taught- a very friendly, effective approach, unintimidating. I learnt a lot.
- Anna Meynell