Event Details

  • When: Sunday, 02 December 2018
  • Dates: 2nd Dec to 7th Dec 2018

    Sun 19.30 to 21.30
    Mon to Thurs 9.00 to 17.00
    Friday 9.00 to 12.30

    Where: Emerson College, Forest Row

    Tuition fee: £345

    To book a place: Please email Stella or Gauri at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Stella at
    +44 (0) 7765977149

    To book meals & accommodation:  Click to book

ONE WEEK COURSE: Listening to our heart: Storytelling to reconnect

ONE WEEK COURSE: Listening to our heart: Storytelling to reconnect

A storytelling course for those who feel exhausted or stuck in their work with a community, with Stella Kassimati and Gauri Raje.

“There is a window from one heart to another” Rumi

This week is for those who stand up for what they believe in and who want to bring change to the world through storytelling.

Do you feel the need to reconnect to your source of inspiration: your true-life story that fuels your work in the world?

You may feel exhausted, unseen and disconnected and may ask “Why am I doing this?” 

You may wonder how does the storyteller continue to work from the heart and with the heart, without losing themselves in the challenges of the work.

This 6-day residential course, in the beautiful grounds of Emerson College, may help you reconnect to Nature, to your authentic voice and to your purpose. By witnessing, crafting and telling your true-life story that gives meaning to your work, you will shine a new light on it and be empowered to carry on.

Storytelling experience is beneficial but not essential.


About the tutor

Stella Kassimati is an experienced workshop leader and award winning storyteller. She teaches around the world in both Greek and English, including at The International School of Storytelling and Schumacher College, UK. Stella loves Greek myths and offers workshops on how relevant they are to us today. She has a deep passion for biographical storytelling and for enabling adults to craft and publicly perform their own or family tales with the goal of reconnecting with what it is to be human, increasing empathy and creating community. She loves teaching the craft of the storyteller because it gives people a voice and empowers them to bring more of themselves into the world and make a difference.

Stella’s family is in Crete; however her passion for storytelling took her to England in 2002 to train as a professional storyteller at the International School of Storytelling at Emerson College. Her academic qualifications include BA Sociology and PostGradDip Tourism.