On episode #45 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we offer some corrections on previous episodes and read an email from a recent 100 day Homework for Life champion.
ALSO, UPCOMING SHOWS:
April 27: "Put Me in Coach: Stories of Athletic Endeavors” at CHS
May 18: Speak Up Storytelling: Live podcast recording at CHS
June 8: “Nature Calls: Stories of the Outdoors” at Infinity Hall
August 17: Solo storytelling show, Taproot Theater, Seattle, WA
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about how a moment that might be embarrassing or small in the minds of some can become a fully realized story when you allow for introspection and the ask yourself this simple question: "Why do you do the things that you do?
Next we listen to Jeffrey Freiser's story about a first date and the ensuing adventure.
After listening, we discuss:
The unusual role that humor plays in this story
The way that different brands of humor achieve different results
Telling a story in scenes in order to activate imagination
Opportunities for misdirection
Next, we answer questions about finding the endings of stories and the joyous but sometimes problematic response that people often have to our stories.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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STORIES ABOUT LITTLE THINGS THAT SAY A LOT
STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS 2019
May 4: Storytelling workshop (beginner), CT Historical Society
July 29-August 2: Storytelling bootcamp, CT Historical Society
October 25-27: Storytelling workshop (beginner), Kripalu Center for Yoga and Heath
December 6-8: Storytelling workshop (advanced), Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health