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


Storytelling Beyond Words

 Our Flagship Course

  Sunday 19 September 2021 to Friday 10     December 2021

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

Guided by  Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Evenzur

Storytelling Beyond Words (SBW)
Creative lab program 

30th August - 17th September 2021

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) 

The Lost Islands: Imaginative relation-ship shaping

Six sessions online course over three months May 14th, 21st* , June 4th, 18thm July 2nd, 16th * please note that the first two weeks are consecutive and the rest of the sessions are every two weeks.
12:00 - 15:00 British Summer Time

Guided by  Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Evenzur

Finding the Still-Point

Polarity and Paradox through Sacred Geometry and Story

Emerson College, England 

Tuesday 8th - Thursday 10th June 2021


During these times of intense turmoil, confusion, and division, you are invited to step into a sacred space of poise and creative potential. We will seek to deepen our understanding of the dynamics of polarity and paradox through the contemplation of Traditional Stories and exercises in Sacred Geometry. Through this endeavor, we hope to cultivate our understanding of, and relationship to, the 'Still Point’... the center of the ever-turning wheel of fortune.

Guided by Roi Gal-Or 

and Daniel Docherty

The Power of the Divine

21st- 23rd  May 2021 

Weekend Workshop

An exploration of the Power of the Divine, overlaps and differences, and the relationship between Gods and humans in Greek and Indian myths.

Guided by Stella Kassimati
Gauri Raje

"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

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.

Guided by Roi Gal-Or

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.

Guided by Roi Gal-Or



Once Upon a Lifetime:

the meeting place of biographical stories and traditional wonder tales

 8th-19th November 2021

 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.

Guided by Roi Gal-Or

Fire, Foraging and Folktales

Spring Weekend
1st-2nd May 2021

Summer Weekend
14th-15th August 2021


Weekend  Workshop

This weekend is part of our Fire, Foraging and Folktales series.  Each weekend will have a different storytelling and foraging focus according to the season’s mood, delights and characters. 

Guided by Fergus
and Arthur

Get in touch with us

The School of Storytelling, Emerson College

Forest Row

RH18 5JX


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