Event Details

  • When: Sunday, 10 October 2021
  • to Fri 15 Oct 2021

    Times: Sunday 19:30 - 21:30
    Monday-Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
    Friday 9:00 -12.30

    Where: Emerson College

    Course Fee*: 
    £385 standard
    £300 concession

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



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So you’ve begun your journey as a storyteller but what is the territory ahead?

A storyteller can be highly skilled in many areas but lacking in others. We all have missing bits: identifying and working on them is an essential part of the storyteller’s art. It may be that your story needs attention to areas of the craft: structure, dynamic, range of voice, character, registers, or silence to name a few; some tellers need to work on their connection to the story itself, others their listeners. Deeper still are things that have to do with presence and vulnerability.

This workshop will help you to explore who you are as a storyteller and some places you’ve never been before. It will feature some powerful slices of individual coaching in a warm atmosphere, challenging and supportive where you can take your storytelling to another level, receive feedback on how you are doing and get ideas for the road ahead. First the grit, then the glory.

"Sometimes it takes time and courage to take the ‘next steps’. How amazing then to find a course where it felt okay to make mistakes and share your learning with others.A perfect balance of structure and freedom. I can’t recommend it highly enough." Anne Hunter, Storyteller

As a part of the course, previous public storytelling skills or Begin It Now! are required.

Places on this course are limited to 12 participants so book early to avoid disappointment. 

Ashley Ramsden is the founding director of the School of Storytelling at Emerson College, UK, the longest running centre of its kind. He has facilitated countless courses all over the world for the last 30 years along with appearing in major storytelling festivals and theatres with his acclaimed one-man-shows. He is also a speaker of sacred poetry.


The School of Storytelling

The School of Storytelling, Emerson College, the longest running centre of its kind. Founded in 1994, we continue to run courses and welcome people from all cultures, backgrounds, genders, ages and experience.

'We are all born storytellers. 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.

Storytelling underpins everything we do: entertainment, education, healing, activism.

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.'

For more information please visit https://www.schoolofstorytelling.com