Event Details

  • When: Sunday, 05 April 2020
  • Dates: Sun 5th to Fri 10th April 2020

    Times: Sunday 7.30-9.30pm;
    Monday-Thursday 9-5pm; 
    Friday 9-12.30pm

    Where: Storytelling Hut, Emerson College

    Tuition Fee: £375*

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



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SHORT COURSE: The Trickster

SHORT COURSE: The Trickster

The Trickster ~ Taking you to the Edge ~ with Ashley Ramsden and Stella Kassimati

Trickster is all at once creator, mischief maker, boundary breaker, Trickster does not play by the rules. Tricksters think on their feet. We need Trickster energy to imagine the impossible and walking the edges we are currently traversing we will need every ounce of our trickster nature to survive what is coming. Androgynous, intuitive, amoral, come taste the places Trickster inhabits in story, play and imagination. Why not live a little more outrageously, dangerously, even if it’s only for a while?

We’ll be working with awakening  your trickster genius by drawing on trickster stories and the craft and energy best suited to telling them. At the end of our week we’ll share these stories.

Storytelling experience is beneficial but not essential.


Ashley Ramsden

Ashley Ramsden is the founding director of the School of Storytelling at Emerson College. For over thirty years he has worked as a storyteller collecting and bringing stories to people all over the world. He continues to give workshops and performances and is a speaker of Sacred Poetry with his wife Flora and their two bonnie boys. www.ashleyramsden.com


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


Photo courtesy of Mitch Catanzaro