The motto of The Stoop Storytelling Series is “Everyone has a story.” The Stoop storytelling workshops are the practical embodiment of that motto.
Stoop co-producer Laura Wexler created The Stoop storytelling curriculum by drawing on her experience teaching memoir writing at the collegiate and graduate level, and her experience coaching more than 1,000 people to tell the true, personal tales of their lives.
At Stoop workshops, participants enhance their understanding of storytelling as a powerful tool of communication and learn to identify and enact the principles of true, personal storytelling.
Because storytelling is universal, Stoop workshops are suited to people of all ages, cultures, educational levels, and disciplines.
Laura is passionate about the benefits of true, personal storytelling for individuals as well as organizations. She regularly presents workshops to nonprofits, educational institutions, and businesses.
At these workshops, participants learn to utilize the tools of true, personal storytelling to communicate a larger mission; elucidate complex issues; and tell engaging institutional stories.
Recent clients include:
- Kennedy Kreiger Institute
- T. Rowe Price
- Open Society Institute-Baltimore
- The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
- Anne Arundel Community College
- The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health (Read article here).
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
- Elijah Cummings Youth Project
- Baltimore Jewish Council
- Baltimore Lab School
- Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
The standard Stoop storytelling workshop is a half-day interactive experience customized for each organization’s mission. Laura is also available for full-day intensive storytelling workshops, and regularly presents lectures on storytelling for conferences.
Periodically, Laura offers storytelling workshops for individuals. Join The Stoop email list to get information on those. She also offers individual story coaching.
If you’d like information on storytelling workshops or story coaching, please email Laura.
Listen to Laura talk about how organizations/institutions/businesses/nonprofits can use the tools of true, personal storytelling to tell their story on the Through the Noise podcast.
If you’re interested in the intersection of oral and written true, personal storytelling, check out this Writing Retreat at The Inn at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, at which Laura will be teaching Nov 11-13, 2017.