2018 NJ Storytelling Festival Workshop
WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Please arrive 15 minutes early to procure a seat and bring a notebook and writing utensil. The workshop is handicapped accessible. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the festival.
WHERE: Visitors Center/The Barn of Howell Farm, 70 Woodens Lane, Lambertville
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. SEATING IS LIMITED.
Think you don’t have any personal stories worth telling? You’d be surprised. In her interactive workshop, “It’s Your Story—Tell It!” master storyteller Rona Leventhal will show you how to begin the process of taking a memory or anecdote and turning it into a story fit for an audience.
In pairs and individually, Rona will guide you through lively writing and speaking exercises that will add details, imagery, and interest to your tale. For educators, these techniques can be modified for any grade level to motivate and encourage students to believe in their ability to create their own stories too.
In this workshop, participants will:
- Use story prompts to add sensory details and to visualize a story scene.
- Brainstorm sensory information to clarify thinking and build the elements of a story.
- Write for short bursts of time and then tell to a partner and get feedback, so anecdotes begin to take on a narrative line.
- Have an optional chance to perform their story for the group.
As a workshop leader, Rona is applauded for her warm and enthusiastic spirit, supportive nature, and inspiring talent. As a certified teacher, she is passionate about bringing literacy to students in an exciting and accessible way. Visit her website: www.ronatales.com
Participants will earn 3 professional development credits. The workshop is free, made possible by the Friends of Howell Living History Farm.
For questions or concerns, contact MaryAnn Paterniti: maryann.paterniti@ gmail.com
Note: Three Professional Development credits will be awarded to educators for attending the workshop and story performances of the NJ Storytelling Festival.
This workshop is made possible by a generous grant of the Friends of Howell Living History Farm.
The Morning Workshop
Each year, the festival's hallmark workshop explores storytelling techniques and strategies for a variety of applications. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Seating is limited.
The Story Slam
The Story Slam takes place from noon to 1 PM to begin the fun. Contestants are chosen at random to recount a 5 minute-or-less personal tale. Check back often for information about this year's theme.
The Lightning Round
A continuous rotation of tellers will perform throughout the farm from 1 to 5 PM, followed by the festival’s signature close, the Lightning Round, from 5 to 6 PM. All are encouraged to participate!
For more information, contact MaryAnn Paterniti: firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop is part of the NJ Storytelling festival -- stories for all ages!
Things to Remember:
Please be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a refillable water bottle. Water pumps are available for your use. Food items will also be available for purchase.
Plan wisely to meander about this beautiful 19th century farm and enjoy the bounty of stories that awaits you.
We will look forward to seeing you there!