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16 April 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Summit School
Folk Tales with Tim Jennings
A folk storytelling course for adults: eight 90 minute workshops
Mondays at 6:30 • March 19 – May 7
Summit School, Montpelier
Explore the pleasures and challenges of resurrecting folk storytelling as a living art. Each participant will learn & tell at least two traditional tales, with individual and group coaching in techniques that help capture and hold audience attention and make the stories come alive. We’ll strive to present our stories in their natural form, as our most expressive selves, avoiding kitsch and pose, sharing ageless material with our contemporaries, today. No experience necessary, no student too advanced.
There will be handouts and links to resources, discussion of folklore theory and practice, audio and video recordings of a wide variety of storytelling styles, exploration of methods and materials, and lots of fun &/or interesting stuff to read. But primarily we will be telling folktales, in class and elsewhere.
All kinds of people— teachers, comedians, parents & grandparents, actors, folksingers, folklorists, students of forensic rhetoric, preachers, toastmasters, etc etc etc— should find something useful to bring to, and to bring home from, this course of workshops.
It should be a good time. We need at least 6 people to make it work; 12 is the limit. Think about it, if it’s realistic for you. Feel free to contact me to find out more.
If you want to know about how the school part works, or how to register, click here: Spring Classes / Registration