Personal Storytelling Online Class

Personal Storytelling Online Class

First person storytelling shows are all the rage on stages and podcasts across the country.  In this class, you will learn how to take true events from your own life and weave them into engaging performances. We will work on presentation, story structure, different approaches, and creating your own unique style.  Each week, students will be given a new assignment for how to structure a story.  Students choose their own subject matter for their personal stories.  This class culminates in a private online performance (invite only), where each student will get to tell a 3-7 minute personal story.


What People Are Saying:

  • I really love the space Amanda Rountree created for our storytelling class, how it was structured, the honest helpful feedback, the camaraderie of the class supporting each other.  I appreciated it as a space I felt safe to take risks, which I believe has made me a better storyteller. I look forward to more classes with Amanda!

    —Donna Joyce

  • What an awesome class. I took it three times. It helped me with improv. It helped me focus my thoughts. It helped me find my voice. Amanda creates a supportive, respectful space. You’ll meet wonderful people and learn all kinds of fun things about them. Stories bring people together and have the power to make the world a better place. Share yours.

    —Suzanne Elbon

  • Amanda's story-telling class is fabulous! She teaches you how to take those funny personal stories you've been telling for years and polish them to performance quality. Then she builds your courage to tell them to a live audience.

    —Cindy Olney

  • I have now taken this class from her in person and online, and there is no difference from one forum to the other in the thoughtful, careful notes Amanda gives to the storytellers and the way she pushes each person to dig deep to find the truths and purposes in their tales.

    —Erin McGehee

  • Amanda's Online Personal Storytelling class was amazing! I learned about myself and built new skills. It was a cathartic experience. Highly recommend it to anyone!


  • Being in a class with Amanda is never intimidating and always fun.  Because the class is based in non-judgment and inclusion on all levels, you feel safe and open to discovery.  Her honesty and openness are inspiring and it's always a joy to be in a room with her.


  • Apart from her remarkable teaching, Amanda's commitment to fostering a collaborative and supportive learning environment really enhanced the experience and made me feel more comfortable.

    —Uma Anand

  • Each week she finds the pearls in each of our stories. Everybody gets help to create their own style of storytelling.   I've taken Amanda's Personal Storytelling class four times...Zoom didn't change her ability to give helpful feedback and guidance to the class.

    —Suzanne Elbon

  • Amanda's online personal storytelling class is the perfect activity for being stuck at home right now. She creates a supportive and inspiring environment to reflect on and share your personal stories. And, she helps you discover the most valuable parts of your story while guiding you in the best way to share them with others!