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A2 The Magic of Storytelling

Description: We will explore the "what and why" of storytelling, from fairy tales to sob stories. Then, using stories of their own choosing, students will learn to tell a story with performance techniques that help create the magic. These techniques include characterization, dialogue, pacing and turning a phrase. This is an exploratory class, and participants are encouraged to come without fear and enjoy developing their skills as storytellers. Our final class will be a concert of storytelling!

Suggested Reading: Participants should become acquainted with folk literature and myths (398.2 in the library), as well as recall events in their lives that they can develop into personal stories.

Instructor: Joan Swift loves telling stories of all kinds. Performing for years with her husband Mack as a part of Tales in Tandem, she is now telling stories solo as Tales Aplenty. She shares her stories with listeners of all age settings such as schools, festivals, and libraries. She delivers Jack tales, true tales, spooky tales and folktales from all around the world.

This Course is limited to 12 participants.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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