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Virtual Storytelling with The Story Center in May 2020

Virtual Storytelling with The Story Center in May 2020

April 28, 2020

Storytelling is timeless, and now more than ever, I am reminded of that fact. Between oral storytelling, the written word, and now digital storytelling, we are sharing stories more than ever and finding new, innovative ways to explore storytelling. That’s what we’re about at The Story Center: creating stories, sharing stories, and connecting with the stories of others. Through virtual events, we are continuing to help our customers do this even while many of us are staying home! Here are a few of our upcoming virtual programs:


If you’re looking for inspiration and time to be creative, we encourage you to join us every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a virtual write-in via Zoom. Participants can take a few moments to discuss what they’re working on, and then focus on getting words on paper (or typing at that keyboard)! We’re also offering in-depth writing courses, such as the Intensive Editing Masterclass. For oral storytellers, we’re offering Performance Basics.

In these courses, you’ll learn how to create and revise your story. They count toward the Storytelling Certificate Program, which teaches storytellers, both written and oral, how to fine-tune their stories and apply core concepts, skills, and techniques to an original story. We are continuing to welcome new enrollees and would love to see you join!


For those who have stories ready to share, we’ve adjusted our monthly Critique Group to serve as a time when writers can bring specific issues they are having with their manuscript and discuss solutions with others. Our Publications Manager, Dave Burns, will also be teaching a course, Printing on the Espresso Book Machine, which you can use to publish your work in the future.


One of our newest offerings is Facebook Live storytelling. For the first three Fridays of May, Stories for the Family will be livestreamed on The Story Center Facebook page with a new featured storyteller. You can watch past performances or watch the latest ones! On May 1, we’ll be hosting Joyce Slater, who also guides storytelling during our monthly Story Swap. Come to May’s Story Swap to tell your story or listen to the stories of others.

The Story Center is looking forward to all of these programs and more! For a complete list of our virtual offerings, please visit our Facebook page, where we list the dates, times, and viewing information for each of our events.

We look forward to “seeing” you in this new virtual landscape. We also look forward to your stories!

Shannon T.
Story Center Program Manager


I just want to say how very much I enjoyed listening to Joyce tell her stories today. In a time when there is so much uncertainty it was lovely to take 30 minutes to steal away from this harsh reality we are living through! I look forward to hearing from other story tellers as well. I was wondering if you ever record the stories for the visually impaired? My Mother gets tapes with stories from the Blind Organization and she loves them. Thank you again for sharing this today. All the best to Joyce Slater!

From Rita Hull (not verified)
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 03:40pm

Thank you, Rita for your comments. Joyce

From Joyce Slater (not verified)
Mon, 06/08/2020 - 02:28pm

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