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Dec
6
Fri
Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC
Dec 6 – Dec 8 all-day
Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC

The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence.

“Taking Your Story to the Stage” is open only to those who have previously studied with Connie. If you have not had this opportunity and/or Connie has not heard you tell a story, a private coaching session may be required. More information can be found on here.

There are now a limited number of partial scholarship funds available for “Taking Your Story to the Stage” workshop. You can apply for up to 1/2 of the cost of tuition. A special thanks to those who are supporting the scholarship fund. Contributions to the fund are always welcome.

Note: the December 6-8, 2019  Workshop is full, but Contact Connie if you are interested in this workshop for Spring of 2020. Also, please join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop tellers in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event is hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts on December 7th at 7:30pm. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930 or purchase online.

Jun
21
Sun
POSTPONED: Stay safe & be well! – Summer Storytelling Retreat & Adventure @ Asheville, NC
Jun 21 – Jun 27 all-day

Doug Elliot presents at Connie's workshopPartial scholarships available. See information below.

Come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville for 7 days of story-listening & story-telling along with coaching, community & supportive exploration. This 14th annual workshop welcomes all levels of expertise, from beginner to experienced teller. Participants discover ways of being in the world that nurture your creative flow while developing skills to:

  • Find, create, learn, and polish stories
  • Effectively integrate voice with image, gesture, and emotion
  • Embody a story and break free of memorization
  • Engage in companion listening and learn to give self and partner appreciations
  • Activate your body as a key component of a well-told tale
  • Use your voice, breath, and silence to support the audience’s listening journey

Learn more by clicking here.

SCHOLARSHIPS: There are now a limited number of partial scholarship funds available for “summer etc” workshop. You can apply for up to 1/4 of the cost of tuition and a payment plan can be arranged. A special thanks to those who are supporting the scholarship fund. Contributions to the fund are always welcome.

Oct
12
Mon
VIRTUAL – Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop (Session #1) @ Zoom
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
VIRTUAL - Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop (Session #1) @ Zoom

The focus of “Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage” an online workshop is on storytelling performance and techniques to stream live online. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “performance-ready.” The workshop begins on the Monday evening with attention paid to each participant’s individual set-up, along with breakout rooms for story work. Then, the workshop will continue Friday, October 16-18.

Friday’s all day session continues group and partner exercises with individual feedback designed to smooth rough edges and polish your story and performance.

On Saturday evening the group meets at 6:30pm to double check our tech set-up, with the performance beginning at 7:00pm. Connie emcees the performance and introduces each storyteller. You will have the option of recording your own story on Zoom. (Please note: the performance will only be for workshop participants and not open to the public.)

Sunday afternoon, each participant has group focused time to reflect on her/his performance and then receive individualized feedback, appreciations, coaching, and suggestions from Connie and the other participants.

This workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence.

More information can be found on here.

Oct
16
Fri
VIRTUAL – Continuing Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop @ Zoom
Oct 16 @ 9:30 am – Oct 18 @ 4:30 pm
VIRTUAL - Continuing Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage: an Online Workshop @ Zoom

The focus of “Taking Your Story to the Virtual Stage” an online workshop is on storytelling performance and techniques to stream live online. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “performance-ready.” The workshop begins on the Monday evening October 12th with attention paid to each participant’s individual set-up, along with breakout rooms for story work. Then, the workshop will continue Friday, October 16-18.

Friday’s all day session continues group and partner exercises with individual feedback designed to smooth rough edges and polish your story and performance.

On Saturday evening the group meets at 6:30pm to double check our tech set-up, with the performance beginning at 7:00pm. Connie emcees the performance and introduces each storyteller. You will have the option of recording your own story on Zoom. (Please note: the performance will only be for workshop participants and not open to the public.)

Sunday afternoon, each participant has group focused time to reflect on her/his performance and then receive individualized feedback, appreciations, coaching, and suggestions from Connie and the other participants.

This workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence.

More information can be found on here.

Nov
13
Fri
POSTPONED: Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC
Nov 13 – Nov 15 all-day
POSTPONED: Taking Your Story to the Stage, 3-day storytelling intensive @ Asheville, NC

The focus of this “Taking Your Story to the Stage” 3-day workshop is on storytelling performance. Each participant is asked to come with a story that is almost “stage-ready.” Set in Connie’s home tucked in the beautiful mountains surrounding Asheville, NC, this workshop provides a supportive, affirming atmosphere to nurture storytellers’ performance skills and confidence.

“Taking Your Story to the Stage” is open only to those who have previously studied with Connie. If you have not had this opportunity and/or Connie has not heard you tell a story, a private coaching session may be required. More information can be found on here.

There are now a limited number of partial scholarship funds available for “Taking Your Story to the Stage” workshop. You can apply for up to 1/2 of the cost of tuition. A special thanks to those who are supporting the scholarship fund. Contributions to the fund are always welcome.

Even if you are not available for the workshop, please join nationally celebrated storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she hosts her workshop tellers in an enchanting evening of storytelling in “A Slice of Life: An Evening of Stories.” The event is hosted by the Black Mountain Center for the Arts on Saturday night November 14, 2020 at 7:30pm. Call the Center for advance tickets (828) 669-0930.