The School of Storytelling, Emerson College, is the longest running international centre of its kind.
Since 1994, we continue to run courses and have welcomed over the years thousands of people from all cultures, backgrounds, genders, ages and experience.
With a huge variety of courses ranging from autobiographical storytelling, to working with story in education, health, and healing, contemporary performance, activism and environmental justice the School of storytelling is constantly evolving and exploring. Storytelling is how we make sense of the world, who we are, where we are going and how we communicate this to others, personally or professionally.
The art of storytelling is a powerful medium, with the ability to inspire change and development. Our belief systems are stories, every algorithm tells a story. The myths, legends, folk and fairy tales that every culture has left behind are all “the distilled essence of human experience.” This new paradigm, exploring the new story emerging, and working with stories for the healthy development of individuals and communities is a running theme thorough the School’s teaching practices.
The graduates of our storytelling courses carry and bring with them the warmth of this storytelling flame wherever they go in the world.