(Dates are tentative)
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.” Additional details to be announced.
In-person – Connie’s performance storytelling along with workshop ideas, on Thursday, June 23, 2022, 3:00-5:00 pm at the Center for Life Enrichment in Highlands, NC. Open to public.
The Art & Heart of Stories: The stories that we tell shape our lives as much as they come from our experiences. Listeners are invited to come along on a laugh-out-loud and remarkable storytelling journey from Connie Regan-Blake’s mountain top leap in New Zealand to her husband’s “Dorky Spandex vs Macho Leather” encounter on the Blue Ridge Parkway to the sparkling traditional Scottish tale, “Well at the End of the World.”
Intertwined with her performance stories, Connie will generously share ideas and tools she has developed and learned throughout her trailblazing storytelling career. Through partner exercises and a ‘walk through memories’, you will enjoy exploring events of your own life. Utilizing ‘deep listening,’ she will guide you in experiencing how the 5 senses and the ‘colors’ of the moment bring a story to life and connect you to your listeners. Whether your interests lie in telling stories to family on the front porch, or more effectively connecting with staff and the public – or performing for a group, you’ll have a taste of ‘art & heart’ of storytelling.
For more details see Center for Life Enrichment.