Classes & Workshops

The Art of Storytelling: Myths & Motifs

Instructor(s): Almeta Whitis

Course Code: JY16-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. Paint me a picture that I can see. Give me a touch that I can feel. Turn me around so that I can see everything I was meant to be.” Michael Kiwanuka – Song lyrics from Tell Me a Tale. This week we’ll learn how and why storytelling developed. And we’ll learn 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.

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