Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Finding Your Voice: A community workshop on story sharing

I don't often cross-post ICH and storytelling stuff, but there is a workshop happening this weekend that I thought might be of interest to some people involved with folklore and oral history work in the province, as well of being of interest to those of you with a theatrical bent.

Irish storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy is in St. John's for this week's storytelling festival. Clare has worked with UK Literacy Trust, Poetry Ireland, Children's Books Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland on different storytelling projects.

Clare started off the festival with a workshop last night, and according to event organizer Christine Hennebury, Clare "rocked her workshop last night in Mount Pearl. The Introduction to the Art of Storytelling was like a story itself."

Clare has another workshop this Saturday, here in St. John's.  If you have an interest in sharing stories, even if you have no experience doing so, this will be an excellent session for you to attend, and a chance to work with one of Ireland's brightest young tradition bearers.

"Finding Your Voice"
Saturday, March 12th
Gower Street United Church Hall
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Turn familiar stories into true treasures! Each storyteller is blessed with their own unique style. Having trouble finding yours? Treat yourself to this workshop and find your own voice! A workshop focused on how to make stories uniquely your own; how to discover and develop your own style of storytelling. Learn how to uncover your own voice, turning old or familiar stories into something beautiful and inherently yours.

Aimed at: Beginners / Intermediate storytellers
Admission: $20 Pre-register at:

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