In My Life: How to craft and tell a personal story

  • April 22, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Central Standard Time

Ticket Price $105.00-$150.00 Register Now

Everyone has a story to tell and many of us want to share those stories, whether on the stage, with friends or family, or in writing. Learn how to identify, craft, and share a personal story. This is a three-session class, occurring live on Zoom on April 17, 24, and May 1 at 7pmCT. It will not be recorded. There is an option for participants to put on a recital once the class is done, at a date TBD.

In this supportive and effective class, you will learn:

  • How to identify stories in your life both large and small
  • Make the events and characters come to life
  • Understand why you want to tell this story
  • How to tell it without putting yourself or others at risk
  • How to handle and use humor, pauses, and big feelings in your stories
  • What to do if the story is hard to tell
  • and more.

Expect to leave the class with a story to share, experience telling it, the tools you need to craft more stories, and a community of people to support you in your journey.

Date & Time

Mon, Apr 22, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Laura Packer

The stories we tell matter. Whether we are telling to kids, crafting a presentation for work, preparing for a concert, or something else entirely, what we say and how we say it is important. 

Listening matters. When we listen to each other we find understanding and compassion we might otherwise have missed. 

Storyteller, coach, and author Laura Packer has 30+ years of experience helping people create and share stories, listen to each other more deeply, and leading organizations and individuals to better stories and deeper self-understanding.. She understands the transformational power of storytelling and listening, and how they help us understand ourselves, each other, and the world.

In addition to her award-winning performance and writing work, Laura is an experienced coach and educator, helping people understand themselves, their stories, and their worlds.. Her coaching and teaching work ranges from storytelling to writing to creativity to social change and more, and has been described as "transformational."

As the sole proprietor of, Laura helps for- and non-profits identify, craft and hone their stories. Whether for marketing, recruitment, fund raising, leadership, or something else, every organization has stories that need to be told.

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