Stoop Storytelling Workshops
The motto of The Stoop Storytelling Series is "Everyone has a story. What's yours?" Our storytelling workshops are the practical embodiment of that motto.
At our workshops, participants dramatically improve their ability to focus on the meaningful experiences in their lives, shape those experiences into stories, and present them to an audience. Because storytelling is universally accessible, our workshops are suited to people of all ages, cultures, educational levels, and disciplines.
True, personal storytelling is a powerful tool that has many applications both personally and professionally. Whether workshop participants are interested in telling their tales onstage, communicating more effectively at work or at home, or simply becoming the author of their own life stories, our mission is to empower people to connect to what is honest and significant about their life experiences and tell those stories in a compelling way.
The basic workshop runs three to four hours, depending on group size, and involves a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice, with each storyteller telling his/her tale in a safe, supportive environment and getting feedback.
The Stoop offers storytelling workshops for the public several times each year. We also offer customized workshops for schools, businesses, and nonprofits, whose goals range from helping their community members to communicate more powerfully to team-building.
The Stoop has recently presented workshops at Open Society Institute-Baltimore, Stevenson University, The University of Maryland Psychiatry Residency Program, The St. Paul's School for Girls, and Maryland Institute College of Art.
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