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

 
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Storytelling Beyond Words
Our Flagship Course

 Sunday 26th February 2023 to Friday 21st May 2023.
(1 week Easter Break: 10 April - 17 April) 

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

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Guided by  Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Evenzur

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Storytelling Beyond Words (SBW)
Creative lab program 

9th-28th October 2022- 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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'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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Begin it Now!

17-19 June 2022

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.

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Guided by Stella Kassimati.

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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 16th - Sun 18th Sept 2022
Weekend 2: Fri 14th - Sun 16th Oct 2022
Weekend 3: Fri 11th - Sun 13th Nov 2022
Weekend 4: Fri 9th - Sun 11th Dec 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

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DAUGHTER OF THE EAST, SON OF THE WEST

8th - 10th July 2022

Weekend Workshop

Is Destiny a help or a hindrance as we make sense of the changes in our lives? How free are we within the bounds of Destiny? Or indeed “Is it in our moments of decision that our destiny is shaped”?

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Guided by Stella Kassimati  and Maria Zourari

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

Folktales: Fri 9th - Sun 11th Sept 2022

Wonder Tales: Fri 7th - Sun 9th Oct 2022

Mythology Fri 4th - Sun 6th Nov 2022

Personal project: Fri 13th - Sun 15th Jan 2023

 

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

"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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Lost and Found Stories

11th - 13th November 2022

 

Weekend Workshop

On remembrance weekend join us to re-member, with a wealth of stories, the parts of yourself that you may have forgotten for a while.

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Guided by Stella Kassimati  and Maria Zourari

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Dionysos and Apollo:
Passion and Logic

2nd - 4th December 2022

Weekend Workshop
 

Would you rather be described as reasonable or impulsive?

How do the Dionysian and Apollonian principles manifest in our lives today? A storytelling weekend exploring the power and energy, within and without, of the Greek Gods Dionysos (Intuition/Passion) and Apollo (Reason/Logic). 

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Guided by Stella Kassimati.

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Alkistis

27th - 29th January 2023

Weekend Workshop

Coming soon...

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Guided by Stella Kassimati  and Maria Zourari

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Begin it Now!

March 31st- 2nd April 2023

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.

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Guided by Stella Kassimati.

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Shiva and Dionysos: Gods of Masks

1st - 4th June 2023

Weekend Workshop

 

Coming soon...
 

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Guided by Stella Kassimati and Gauri Raje

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Thank you

The School of Storytelling, Emerson College

Forest Row

RH18 5JX

England