Personal Storytelling: Find, Craft and Tell True Stories from Your Life


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Learn about storytelling as a performance art (as in shows like ‘The Moth’), find
ways to reflect on your memories and tell stories from your life. Built into cultures since human societies first formed, storytelling is one of the most effective ways of sharing ideas or thoughts with people by taking them along on a personal journey and engaging their imaginations. Tellers often find catharsis, closure and peace by reflecting on their thoughts. Audience members may find their horizons expanded, personal support through resonance and just sheer entertainment. In this class you will discuss what makes an effective ‘story’, how to mine your own thoughts and experiences for stories that are important to you, and learn how to craft them with authenticity to reach and touch hearts. Each class will discuss insights and tips on storytelling followed by students working on true, short stories from their lives. By the end of the class, each student will have one short, true story that they have crafted, edited and rehearsed to share in a small storytelling event.


Chandreyee Lahiri is the instructor.

Start Date: 04/24/23, 6 meetings
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Day of Week: Monday
Location: Hybrid: Lexington High School or Zoom
Instructor: Chandreyee Lahiri
Status: Running/Openings