Folktales, magic & public speaking
Facilitator: Sue Hollingsworth
Traditional stories are the basis for beginning to explore the world of storytelling. You will be coached in confident speaking in front of a group and learn some key skills. Suitable for complete beginners or those wanting to refresh their narrative flair.
Event time: Fri 21st Jun at 4:00pm - Sun 23rd Jun at 2:00pm
At a glance
- Summer weekend in lovely surroundings
- Friendly, informal atmosphere
- Top-notch tutor
Participants will gain
- Storytelling skills
- Confidence in speaking in front of others
- Exercise your imagination
Have you ever wanted to be able to tell a story? Have you ever wondered how storytellers remember all those folktales and yarns or have you struggled with speaking in front of an audience? If the answer to any of these is yes, come along to an introductory long weekend course and discover the magic of storytelling! We will be working playfully and deeply with a variety of traditional stories and begin exploring the world of storytelling. By the end of the weekend, you’ll be able to tell a story, will have gained confidence in speaking in front of a group and have learned some key skills.
Arrival and registration 4.00-6.00pm; course begins with supper at 6.30pm. The course ends after lunch on Sunday.
Please note that prices are listed per person. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.
Sue Hollingsworth MBA is a storyteller, coach, performer and adventurer. She is the founder of the Centre for Biographical Storytelling, author of The Storyteller’s Way and works internationally with individuals, groups and organisations. She is increasingly interested in story retreats around the relationship between the masculine and the feminine.Visit Tutor's Website
Sue is a beacon of a woman, who showed me the way, the rocks in the way and how to stand on the shoreline of my own life. Working with Sue helped me to see that stories are like rivers running towards an infinite heaving sea of stories upon a deep ocean of togetherness. My experiences are not all that personal after all, but actually universal to us all and through storytelling I can share the spirit of compassion, forgiveness and understanding with others.
If you are wishing to develop your original voice as a storyteller and become more authentic, expressive, courageous and grateful as a human being and if you like play, depth, clear teaching and a takeaway basket full of skills, then find Sue – you will be so thankful that you did.”
-Nina Hawkins, storyteller, facilitator and coach, New Zealand
If you are wishing to develop your original voice as a storyteller and become more authentic, expressive, cou-rageous and grateful as a human being and if you like play, depth, clear teaching and a takeaway basket full of skills, then find Sue – you will be so thankful that you did.”