Event Details

  • When: Sunday, 03 November 2019
  • Dates: 3rd Nov to 8th Nov 2019

    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

    Course fee: £345

    *For prices for on-campus accomodation options and delicious biodynamic meals click the 'BOOK STAY' link below.



    Booking your place on this course and your stay at Emerson are two separate steps and payments:



    To book your place please contact Stella or Gauri at 
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    +44 (0) 7765977149



    Click here to book your stay at Emerson College




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 Tutors


Stella Kassimati

Stella Kassimati is an experienced workshop leader and storyteller. She teaches around the world in both Greek and English, including at Emerson College 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 is the founding director of Friends of Amari, an international association developing a Storytelling Centre in Amari, Crete, Greece www.friends-of-amari.org


SOS Gauri

Gauri Raje

Gauri Raje is a storyteller and anthropologist who lives and works both in India and the UK. In her life journey as a migrant, she has begun to realise that her birthplace may not always be where she is 'from'. She works extensively in storytelling with migrants in the UK.  She works multilingually with personal stories, folk and fairy tales and epics. She also facilitates multilingual workshops on storytelling and narrative work, and loves to collaborate with artists from different disciplines. Her book ‘Making Lives, Making Communities: Scottish Asians in Glasgow’ was launched with Nicola Sturgeon in 2018.

Details of her work can be found on LinkedIn at Gauri Raje.