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Welcome to the longest running Storytelling centre of its kind.  Since 1994, we continue to run courses and welcome people from all cultures, backgrounds, genders, ages and experience.

What is Storytelling?

We are all born storytellers. Storytelling is how we make sense of the world, who we are, where we are going and how we communicate this to others, personally or professionally.

 

Storytelling underpins everything we do: entertainment, education, healing, activism.

Our belief systems are stories, every algorithm tells a story. The myths, legends, folk and fairy tales that every culture has left behind are all "the distilled essence of human experience."

Storytelling Beyond Words bursary fund 

We have launched an online fundraising campaign to raise bursary money for people from underprivileged backgrounds on the Storytelling Beyond Words course next year. Please help us make this work accessible to all. 

Thank you!

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Roi Gal-Or co-founder of the International school of storytelling

Roi Gal-Or co-founder of the International school of storytelling

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Storytelling Beyond Words
Our Flagship Course

23 feb -23 May 2025 (1 week easter Break 12 April - 21 April)

This full time, 12 week training in the art and craft of storytelling aims to prepare you to carry the spoken word and a lively imagination into your communities and places of work, to meet the challenges of these times.

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Guided by our Storytelling Beyond Words team including Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Evenzur

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24 - 26 January 2025

Weekend Workshop

This is the ideal course to lead you into something completely new, something you’ve never done before, but want to start now: Storytelling.
 

This course is one of the recommended first steps into Storytelling at the School of Storytelling, Emerson College.

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Stella Kassimati

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'This course has shone a light on my path, which stood in darkness.

The connection, empathy, strength, and richness I felt from being a part of an incredible community is more than I could hope to receive in a lifetime…and yet I received it in 4 weekends! This course has been life-giving.'

 

Nana Tomova. U.K 

(Bring Your Stories to Life! 2019) 

"I loved being around people from so many different backgrounds and countries.

Deep immersion into deep stories. Yeah! I feel like my brain is different!"


 


 

Lisa Nelson, USA

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Bring Your Stories to Life - 4 weekends of in-depth exploration of the magical and transformative art of telling personal true-life stories. 

Weekend 1: Fri 13th - Sun 15th Sept 2024
Weekend 2: Fri 11
th - Sun 13th Oct 2024
Weekend 3: Fri 15th - Sun 17th Nov 2024
Weekend 4: Fri 13th - Sun 15th Dec 2024

Last three places available

Part-time Course
 

Working creatively with our perception, understanding, and interpretation of personal experiences. transforming and polishing the raw diamonds of memories into the invaluable gifts of precious gem stories as gifts for ourselves and others. Suitable for Beginners and professional storytellers

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The Craft Of The Storyteller - 4 weekends course of in-depth exploration of the Art of Storytelling.

Folktales:

Fri 27th - Sun 29th Sept 2024

Wonder Tales: 1st - Sun 3rd Nov 2024

Mythology Fri 6th - Sun 8th Dec 2024

Personal project: Fri 10th - Sun 12th Jan 2025

 Last Three places available.

Part-time Course

story structure, voice, gesture, movement,  audience awareness,  improvisation, authenticity, and presence. Discover how storytelling can transform our own lives and the communities around us. Suitable for Beginners and for storytellers with some experience. 

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                Begin it Now! 

 
24 - 26 January 2025

Weekend Course

 This is the ideal course to lead you into something completely new, something you’ve never done before, but want to start now: Storytelling. 


This course is the recommended first step into Storytelling at the School of Storytelling, Emerson College.

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Guided by Stella Kassimati

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Storytelling Beyond Words (SBW)
Creative lab program 

 Dates to be announced. Register your interest at storytellingbeyondwords@gmail.com

Creative lab artist residency programme

A new three-week residency programme from our Storytelling Beyond Words course leaders Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Evenzur. It offers storytellers and activists an ideal environment, nourishment and encouragement to work on developing their creative projects.

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Guided by  Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Evenzur

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           Begin it Now! 

 
13 - 15 June 2025

Weekend Course

 This is the ideal course to lead you into something completely new, something you’ve never done before, but want to start now: Storytelling. 


This course is the recommended first step into Storytelling at the School of Storytelling, Emerson College.

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Guided by Stella Kassimati

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Get in touch with us

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Thank you

The School of Storytelling, Emerson College

Forest Row

RH18 5JX

England

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