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."
Storytelling Beyond Words
Our Flagship Course
8th March to 3rd April & 20th April to 19th June 2020
(Dates for 2021 coming soon)
A 13 weeks course
A course to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.
For Other shorter and part time Courses with Roi and Karmit Scroll down to end of courses list.
Guided by Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Evenzur
" 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)
13th - 15th March 2020
An exciting and creative journey to the meeting point of science and stories, and you may be surprised what you find.
Guided by Giovanna Conforto
Passion and Logic:
Dionysos and Apollo
20th -22nd March 2020
A storytelling weekend exploring the power and energy, within and without, of the Greek Gods Dionysos and Apollo.
Guided by Stella Kassimati
"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 Power of the Divine
8th- 10th May 2020
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 and Gauri Raje
17th- 22nd May 2020
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
Follow your inner rainbow and experience the golden source of your deepest knowing through the journey into colour.
Enough is Enough!
19th -21st June 2020
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
Speaking to the stars
1st- 8th July 2020
Join us to explore the evolution of conciousness and questions of freedom and destiny through delving into ancient Greek myths.
Roi Gal-Or and Stella Kassimati
Improvised Storytelling and the Clown
16th - 21st Aug 2020
A weekend of exploring the world of storytelling through the eyes of the clown.
Guided by Vivian Gladwell and Giovana Conforto.
Bring Your Stories to Life
25th Sep 2020
Fri 25th - Sun 27th Sept 2020
Fri 16th - Sun 18th Oct 2020
Fri 13th - Sun 15th Nov 2020
Fri 11th - Sun 13th Dec 2020
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
9th – 11th Oct 2020 Folktales/teaching tales
6th – 8th Nov 2020 Wonder tales
4th - 6th Dec 2020 Mythology
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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