Adults and high schoolers who enjoy telling stories – ever considered storytelling in front of an audience? The Storytelling Institute, a free six-week course presented by the Storytellers of San Diego at the Coronado Public Library, is open to everyone who would like to hone their skills in this ancient art form. The Institute culminates in a storytelling slot for each participant at the San Diego Storytelling Festival which will take place all day at the Coronado Public Library on Saturday, March 18. 

Each session takes place on a Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Coronado Public Library’s Ruby Room and is led by a different professional storyteller.

Syllabus:

Jan 24 - “Finding Your Story” with storyteller Marilyn McPhie

Jan 31 - “Learning Your Story” with storyteller Patti Christensen 

Feb 7 -  “Shaping Your Story” with storyteller “Aunt” Li-Anne Roswell Mufson

Feb 21 - “Integrating Gesture and Movement” with storyteller Mindy Donner 

Feb 28 - “My Story/Our History” with storyteller OJ Mozon, Jr. 

March 7 - “Weaving Traditional Tales and Personal Stories” with storyteller Jim Dieckmann

March 18 - Open-mic performance at San Diego Storytelling Festival (optional) 

Registration is suggested (but not required). To register, visit the Library’s events calendar at cplevents.org for the date of interest. Please register for each session individually. Each session builds on the previous one, so consistent attendance is advised especially for those would like to perform at the San Diego Storytelling Festival culminating event.

VOL. 113, NO. 3 - Jan. 18, 2023

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