Personal Storytelling Workshop

Personal Storytelling Workshop

Everyone can tell a personal story, but in this workshop for adults, you’ll learn some of the technical ins and outs of taking true events from your own life and weaving them into an engaging performance. We will touch on personal style, story structure, and different approaches in this introductory workshop. Storytelling skills build confidence, connection, and community.

This workshop is pay-what-you-can! Simply enter the amount you can pay (even if it’s just a dollar) when you register.

The June 29th workshop is a special, invite-only event and is tailor-made to fit the group’s needs.

Contact Amanda if you’d like to schedule your own private worskhop.

  • DatesSaturday, June 29, 1-4pm
  • Cost$46
  • LocationThis is a private event for invited students only.
  • PrerequisitesNo experience necessary.
  • 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.

    —A.B.

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.

 

  • 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

Intermediate Personal Storytelling

Intermediate Personal Storytelling

This 8-week class builds on the skills that students exercised in their first Personal Storytelling class, as they continue to explore the most engaging ways to share their personal experiences. The instructor will give specific feedback so that students can sharpen their own unique storytelling style. This 8-week class culminates in a final online performance, wherein each student will showcase a personal story.

  • LocationOnline
  • Prerequisites8-week Personal Storytelling class or instructor permission
  • Request this class
  • Each week she finds the pearls in each of our stories. Everybody gets help to create their own style of storytelling…Zoom didn’t change her ability to give helpful feedback and guidance to the class.

    —Suzanne Elbon

Advanced Personal Storytelling

Advanced Personal Storytelling

This class builds on the skills students executed in both Personal Storytelling and Intermediate Personal Storytelling, as they continue to refine their own unique style. Based on each student’s individual needs, the instructor will give further story structure assignments or specific homework based on the student’s individual goals with a particular story. This class is not just for students of storytelling, but for experienced storytellers who would benefit from the weekly homework deadlines of a master class.

  • LocationOnline
  • Prerequisites8-week Intermediate Personal Storytelling or instructor permission
  • Request this class
  • Each week she finds the pearls in each of our stories. Everybody gets help to create their own style of storytelling…Zoom didn’t change her ability to give helpful feedback and guidance to the class.

    —Suzanne Elbon

Summer Storytelling

Summer Storytelling

This online class is for any personal storyteller or storytelling student who wishes to continue to explore the most engaging ways to share their personal experiences. The instructor will give specific feedback so that students can sharpen their own unique storytelling style in a supportive environment. Students can easily fit this class into their summer schedules by choosing to take just one class, the whole six-week session, or any number in between. (One class costs $38, the price for taking all six is $199).

  • LocationOnline
  • PrerequisitesPersonal Storytelling Class or instructor permission
  • Request this class
  • Each week she finds the pearls in each of our stories. Everybody gets help to create their own style of storytelling…Zoom didn’t change her ability to give helpful feedback and guidance to the class.

    —Suzanne Elbon