Story Arts Inc. is a not-for-profit cultural arts organization devoted to the fine art of storytelling and to its educational applications.
About the Workshop
This four-session interactive storytelling workshop with storyteller and children’s book author, Heather Forest, offers insights into the art of retelling folktales for both younger and older listeners. Participants will explore the basic tools of storytelling: voice, body, imagination and metaphor. Through demonstration, discussion, and playful improvisation, participants will explore a range of storytelling methods, story composition, character expressiveness, and inventive ways to liberate spontaneous, evocative, descriptive speech. We will examine practical methods to sequence, remember, and engagingly share a story. Participants will consider ways to effectively compose, rehearse, self-assess, and improve their telling over time.
About the Artist
Heather Forest, PhD, is an award-winning storyteller, author and musician. A pioneer in the American storytelling renaissance she has appeared in theatres, schools, literature conferences, and major storytelling festivals throughout the United States and abroad since 1975. A modern-day bard, her dynamic fusion of original music, poetry, and the sung and spoken word brings multicultural folktales and poignant personal tales to life in the imagination of her listeners. She is a recipient of the Circle of Excellence Award presented by the National Storytelling Network for her performance skill and the 2021 Talking Leaves Award for her contributions to storytelling literature. An author of eight folktale recordings and ten folktale books, her published work has earned an American Library Association Notable Record Award, two Parent’s Choice Gold Awards, and five Storytelling World Awards. Her musical monologue EARTHSONG won Best Composer in the 2021 United Solo Festival off Broadway. She views storytelling as both a fine art and a powerful tool for positive social change. www.Heatherforest.com
Date & Time
Mar 5 - 26, 2024