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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."

Upcoming Courses

 
Opening a window to Greek Myths
29th Nov- 1st Dec 2019
Weekend course
For those eager to explore the Greek Pantheon and tell their first Greek myth

Guided by Stella Kassimati

Storytelling Beyond Words

8th March to 3rd April & 20th April to 19th June 2020

A 13 weeks course

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

Guided by  Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Evenzur

Begin in now!
24th- 26th Jan 2020
Weekend course
An Introduction to the World of Storytelling.

Guided by Ashley Ramsden

Discovering the Philosophy of Fairy Tales

7th- 9th Feb 2020

Weekend course

An exploration of the essence of Steiner’s great work through the language of fairy tales.

Guided by Ashley Ramsden and Wim Wolbrink

Zeus’s Wink: Working with boundaries from myth to life

21-23rd Feb 2020

Short course

An imaginative dive into the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone for new knowledge and practice to nurture ‘right relationship’”

Guided by
 Stella Kassimati and Hannah McDowall

" Thank you so much for such a nourishing and fun weekend. I learned a lot and enjoyed it immensely."

 

Julia Vivian. U.K 

(Begin it now! 2014) 

Next Steps

23rd- 28th Feb 2020

Short course

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

Guided by Ashley Ramsden

Storytelling and the clown

28th Feb - 1st  March 2020

Weekend Workshop

A weekend of exploring the world of storytelling through the eyes of the clown.

There are no small stories for the clown. Stories abound and reveal themselves to us when we begin to commit fully and playfully to whoever or whatever we meet in the world.

Guided by 
Vivian Gladwell and Giovanna Conforto

The Craft of the Storyteller

Four weekend course

Weekend 1:
9th – 11th Oct 2020 Folktales/teaching tales
Weekend 2:
6th  – 8th Nov 2020 Wonder tales
Weekend 3:
4th - 6th Dec 2020 Mythology
Weekend 4:
8th Jan – 10th Jan 2021 Free Projects

4 weekends of in-depth exploration of storytelling, voice, movement, connection, improvisation, authenticity and presence

Guided by Roi Gal-Or

Begin int now!
13th- 15th March 2020
Weekend course
An Introduction to the World of Storytelling.

Guided by Ashley Ramsden

Passion and Logic:
Dionysos and Apollo

20th -22nd March 2020

Weekend course

A storytelling weekend exploring the power and energy, within and without,  of the Greek Gods Dionysos and Apollo.

Guided by  Stella Kassimati

The Trickster

5th- 10th April 2020

Short course

The Trickster ~ Taking you to the Edge ~

Guided by
 Stella Kassimati and 
Ashley Ramsden

"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

Wild about Poetry
24th- 26th April 2020
Weekend course
A weekend for poetry lovers and wordsmiths.

Guided by Ashley Ramsden

Applied Storytelling

17th- 22nd May 2020

Short course

Story can touch and transform everything you do. Applied Storytelling will give you the translation tools to put story to work in whatever field you operate.

Guided by Ashley Ramsden

Stories through my paintbox

29th- 31st May 2020

Weekend workshop

A journey through painting and storytelling in celebration of St. Francis and the wolf.

Guided by
Giovanna Conforto
and
 Mary-Anne Paterson 

Enough is Enough!
 
19th -21st June 2020
 
Weekend Workshop 
 
This weekend we will explore, through myth, our connection to Nature and where disrespect and insatiable desire might lead us

Guided by Stella Kassimati and Giovanna Conforto

Begin int now!
26th- 28th June 2020
Weekend course
An Introduction to the World of Storytelling.

Guided by Ashley Ramsden

Speaking to the stars
 
1st- 8th July 2020
 
Short Course 

Join us to explore the evolution of conciousness and questions of freedom and destiny through delving into ancient Greek myths.

Guided by
Roi Gal-Or and Stella Kassimati

Bring Your Stories to Life
25th Sep 2020
Weekend 1:
Fri 25th - Sun 27th Sept 2020
Weekend 2:
Fri 16th - Sun 18th Oct 2020
Weekend 3:
Fri 13th - Sun 15th Nov 2020
Weekend 4:
Fri 11th - Sun 13th Dec 2020
Shourt course
Biographical Storytelling:4 weekends of in-depth exploration of the magical and transformative art of telling personal true-life stories.

Guided by Roi Gal-or

The Craft of the Storyteller

Four weekend course


Weekend 1:
9th – 11th Oct 2020 Folktales/teaching tales
Weekend 2:
6th  – 8th Nov 2020 Wonder tales
Weekend 3:
4th - 6th Dec 2020 Mythology
Weekend 4:
8th Jan – 10th Jan 2021 Free Projects

4 weekends of in-depth exploration of storytelling, voice, movement, connection, improvisation, authenticity and presence

Guided by Roi Gal-Or

Once Upon a Lifetime

15th-17nd Nov 2020

Short Course

the meeting place of biographical stories and traditional wonder tales
A creative and inspiring storytelling journey of weaving together traditional and personal stories into one performance.

Guided by Roi Gal-Or

 Storytelling Beyond Words (SBW) Creative lab program  30 August - 18 September 2020

A NEW THREE WEEK RESIDENCY PROGRAMME that offers Eight professional storytellers and activists an ideal environment, nourishment, and encouragement to work on developing their new creative
storytelling based projects. Places will be limited and open by application to storytellers who are working on a specific performance or storytelling related project. We will be offering creative input, collaborative heart and brainstorming sessions, mentoring, and coaching as well as guidance in developing a strategy for publicity and promotion of the work.
With Roi Gal-Or, Karmit Evenzur (leaders of the three-month full-time course Storytelling Beyond Words at the School of Storytelling - Emerson College ) and guest teachers.

Starting in Sept 2020
For more information contact: roigalor@gmail.com

The SBW creative lab program and Storytelling Beyond Words 13-week storytelling training from which it is developed, is committed to training and creatively supporting those who wish to become - Imagineurs; imagination entrepreneurs, contemporary storytellers who dedicate their work to serve the living Earth, nature, and humanity in meeting with courage and imagination the challenges of these epic times we have been born into. We look forward to receiving your application.

With warm wishes

Roi Gal-or and Karmit Evenzur

Get in touch with us

The School of Storytelling, Emerson College

Forest Row

RH18 5JX

England

Ashley Eamsden