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Intensive Storytelling Training

Intensive Storytelling Training

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Wallingford Public Library
200 North Main Street
Wallingford, Connecticut  06492
United States
Contact: Amanda Stern

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Four Tuesdays: January 14, 21, 28, February 4 (Snow date February 11)

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wallingford Public Library



Are you interested in building your storytelling skills? Do you want to transform your storytimes by turning your favorite picture books into storytelling experiences? Would you like to be able to stand in front of an audience and tell your stories? Do you want to record and share your stories?
Join us for an intensive 10-hour, four-part training led by award-winning storyteller Jennifer Munro



In this series of workshops, participants will explore different genres (including traditional, historical, personal, picture books & literary stories) of stories to tell and the challenges unique to each story type.  In a supportive and playful atmosphere, you will play with voice, movement, and facial expression to hone the skills you already possess as accomplished communicators. You will leave feeling more confident in your ability to bring your stories vividly to life and with a polished story ready to share!


Class size is limited and each participant is expected to commit to the entire workshop series. 


This intensive training is structured as follows:


Week One:

·        Introductions

·        Warm-up exercises & small group work to illustrate the challenges of telling a story

·        Instructor will model telling a traditional tale

·        Exercises for finding character voices, gesture, and facial expression

·        How to learn a story – the importance of reading aloud, telling aloud, story mapping, beginning and endings, refrains, beautiful phrases

·        Learn and tell a fable – telling short fables with critique

·        Homework: find the story you wish to tell in the last session – traditional, historical, picture book, literary story, personal story


Week Two:

·        Focus on picture books and other literary tales – the how tos for each story type

·        Instructor will tell a folk tale from a picture book and model techniques discussed

·        The specific challenges of telling historical stories and personal stories – simple techniques for finding the heart of factual, lived-experience stories; how to structure and develop 


Week Three:

·        Personal and historical story exploration: story prompts and ideas, story development, and informal sharing

·        Rehearsal – rehearse selected story with partners and in small groups


Week Four:

·        Story presentations and feedback

·        Question and answer session


Each session will build on the one before, so participants are asked to commit to the entire training series.



This program is co-sponsored by



Please use registration link above.

     $100 for CLC members

     $180 for non-members

Be sure to log in to our website with your membership credentials to get the member rate. If you need assistance, please contact the CLC office at 860-344-8777.


CLC is a non-profit organization. Your fee includes a professional trainer, workshop materials, and refreshments. Thank you for your support.


Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy: All attendees must pre-pay their registration. Pay with a credit card during registration, or send your check to CLC, 234 Court St, Middletown, CT 06457. Checks should be made payable to CLC. Refunds for cancelled registrations cannot be issued if a cancellation is requested less than 3 business days before an event is scheduled to take place, but the registration may be transferred to a staff member of the same library as the original registrant.




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