Here is a workshop that may interest you. It is being run by two very good friends of mine, and it promises to be a first-class event.
Find the Storyteller inside
Telling stories as a lure to the future is an ancient strategy of sages, philosophers and great religious leaders. – Diarmuid O’Murchu
This workshop will show you how to ritualise and energize your life though engaging with stories – those of your own and of others. Climb inside stories and tell them from the inside. Listen to them, Shape them. Taste them on your tongue. Reconnect to creativity, memory and imagination. This workshop experience will energize you. You will get a clearer understanding of how we construct our lives as fiction and how this can release us into a more abundant life. You’ll emerge with stories in your heart and on your lips.
Week 1: The Why of Stories
The power of storytelling to send us travelling and bring us home.
Week 2: Archetypal Stories
Myths and Fairy tales – the story underneath the story.
Shapes, patterns and rituals. Engaging symbols.
Week 3: Sourcing Stories through observation
Listen with the ear in your chest. (Rumi)
Inner and outer looking. Our looking ripens things. (Rilke)
Week 4: Structure your own Stories
Story stones to step on: the symmetry of a tale. Beginnings and endings.
Week 5: Practical: telling Stories
How to tell a story: how to breathe, climb inside it; ‘if you can’t see it, you can’t tell it’.
Make up stories, finding your voice, your silences.
Fabric and fabrication.
Week 6: The Circle and the Fire – A celebration of Story telling
Participants tell and receive stories.
The Joy and Call of Stories Will:
- explain the power of storytelling
- give you an understanding of how stories work
- give you practical tools to work with in the telling of stories
- help you develop the ability to tell a good story
- ignite your creativity and imagination
Dorian Haarhoff is a storyteller, writer, mentor and a former Professor of Literature. He is passionate about developing innate creativity and imagination. He believes that stories can heal, build communities and create new worlds.
Kirsten Pearson is a Dialogue facilitator, published poet and the volunteer Project Lead for the Movement for Sharing Life Stories. She promotes story telling as a way to support change, create new realities and transform the potential of our future.
Who will benefit from attending:
Writers, storytellers, readers, travelers, lovers of words, images, silences…therapists, artists, spiritual seekers, coaches, teachers, magicians, tricksters, ecologists…anyone who wants to raise their story IQ.
- Saturday, 26 September 09: 14:00 – 17:00
- Saturday, 03 October 09: 14:00 – 17:00
- Saturday, 10 October 09: 14:00 – 17:00
- Saturday, 17 October 09: 14:00 – 17:00
- Saturday, 24 October 09: 14:00 – 17:00
- Saturday, 31 October: 14:00 – 17:00
Novalis Ubuntu Institute – 39 Rosmead Avenue, Wynberg (a white domed building between Wetton and Ottery Road)
R900.00 (or R150 per week)
Should you wish to pay in instalments of R150 per week, that option is available.
To book, contact Kirsten Pearson on 021 461 3145 or email: [email protected]