Welcome to the School of Storytelling, Emerson College, the longest running centre of its kind. 

Founded in 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."

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Upcoming Courses

 

Storytelling Beyond Words
 

 Our Flagship Course

 Sunday 20 March 2022 to Thursday 17 June 2022
(1 week Easter Break: 9 April - 17 April) 

A 12 weeks course to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Guided by  Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Evenzur

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Storytelling Beyond Words (SBW)
Creative lab program 

new dates available soon. 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.

'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) 

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

Folktales: Fri 10th - Sun 12th Sept 2021

Wonder Tales: Fri 8th - Sun 10th Oct 2021

Mythology Fri 5th - Sun 7th Nov 2021

Personal project: Fri 10h - Sun 12th Dec 2021

 

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.

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Guided by Roi Gal-Or

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Begin It Now!

10th- 12nd September 2021

Weekend workshop

An Introduction to the World of Storytelling

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Guided by Ashley Ramsden

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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 17th - Sun 19th Sept 2021
Weekend 2: Fri 29th - Sun 31st Oct 2021
Weekend 3: Fri 26th - Sun 28th Nov 2021
Weekend 4: Fri 7th - Sun 9th Jan 2022

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.

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Guided by Roi Gal-Or

"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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Breaking Spells

8th- 10th October 2021

 

Weekend Workshop

A weekend, exploring the stories you have become attached to

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Guided by Ashley Ramsden

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Next Steps 

10th- 15th October 2021

 

Short Course

So you’ve begun your journey as a storyteller but what is the territory ahead?

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Guided by Ashley Ramsden

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The Trickster

7th- 12th November 2021

 

Short Course

An investigation into the nature of our time

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Guided by Ashley Ramsden 
and 
Stella Kassimati.

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Once Upon a Lifetime:

the meeting place of biographical stories and traditional wonder tales

 23rd January - 4th February 2022

 A Two-week course

(11 Days)


A creative and inspiring storytelling journey, of weaving together some traditional initiation stories of trials and transformation together with your own personal stories to one performance.

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Guided by Roi Gal-Or

Get in touch with us

Thank you

The School of Storytelling, Emerson College

Forest Row

RH18 5JX

England