Classes & Workshops

Ages: 12-14

The Art of Storytelling: Myths & Motifs

Instructor(s): Almeta Whitis
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Code: JY17-M38
“Tell me a tale that always was. Read me a story that I can be in. Tell me a story that I can read. Tell me a story that I can believe…Turn me around so that I can see everything I was meant to be.” Michael Kiwanuka – song lyrics from “Tell Me a Tale.”
We’ll learn how and why storytelling developed and why telling a story is more important today than ever before. The intimacy and effectiveness of story sharing hails to ancient times when the first person stood before a communal fire, engaging the community. Through discussion, writing, and the art of storytelling we’ll learn specific universal elements of writing and telling stories in ways that are compelling, engaging, and life-enhancing.




If you would like to make a request for an accommodation, please email us at at least 10 days prior to the workshop or event.


To register for this class, or to get more information, please call (585)-473-2590 x107.