Beyond the Sword Maiden: The Heroine's Journey as Story Structure
Description:A study in understanding the differences between the Hero's and Heroine's Journeys and how to use these structures to tell stories.
Intended Audience:All levels of storytellers and writers.Presented At:
Northlands Storytelling Conference 2013, Sharing the Fire 2014, Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference 2015, and NSN Storytelling Conference 2015.
"I attended the 2015 NSN Conference and your workshop on the heroine's journey was one of the most stimulating that I attended. I've thought about it often."--Sandra Measles, Storyteller
Tough Decisions? Engage the Power of Storytelling
Two parts: 1) Travel the Hero's Journey to move from the theoretical to the concrete while pre-mapping your journey. 2) Using folktales as metaphor for decision-making styles to handle resolution of difficult decisions.Intended Audience:
Unemployed professionals seeking employment and/or change in careers.
MWL Monthly Meeting March 2021
CPI Twin Cities April 2021.
Surviving Trauma Through Story
Stories of personal trauma exist throughout the centuries in many forms. Learn the survival steps of the Heroine’s Journey to move from trauma to wholeness in your stories. Method may be used to bring stories to the stage or in therapeutic situations.Intended Audience:
Appropriate for storytellers of any level, business, educators, librarians, healing arts and professions, faith.Presented At:
Northlands Storytelling Conference 2018 and Kentucky Storytelling Festival 2019.
Sex, Death and Violence: Telling the Unspeakable Story
Stories about sex, death, and violence are heard in cautionary tales, and stories of healing and survival. Learn how to shape and tell these stories authentically for the stage. Using examples, lecture, discussion and small group activities, participants will walk the complex paths of relevancy, imagery, humor and pacing and come away with a better understanding as to why these stories are important to tell. Leave with a story and a little dark humor!Intended Audience:
All levels of storytellers, writers, counselors and faith. Presented At:
Sharing the Fire 2018 and Tellabration MN 2019.
Enriching the Image
Sensory data in stories is key to a lively tale. In this workshop, participants will move from simply telling a tale to creating long-lasting images that tickle the listener’s memory. Bring a story you tell and, through easy exercises, see how precise imagery and other sensory data bring your story new life.Intended Audience:
Beginner and intermediate storyteller; for all types of stories.Presented At:
Northlands Storytelling Conference 2019.
Expand Your Performance Skills: Getting in Touch with Your Inner Director
You get to the venue and panic. Nobody told you how to perform in this venue! As storytellers, we spend a lot of time crafting the story. Now it’s time to craft the performance. It could be a school library, story slam bar, or even outdoors. How do space, lighting, acoustics, audience makeup, noise, and distractions affect your ability to perform? Identify performance styles and the critical skills needed to tell stories effectively in any venue.Intended Audience: