Event Details

  • When: Monday, 30 August 2021
  • to Friday 17th  Sept 2021

    Where: Emerson College

    Fees: £1850*

    *Payable in installments  

    How To Apply

    Please download and fill out the application form below and email it, along with the other documents required (listed within the application form), to Chiara Carones This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:  



A Three-week Creative Residency Programme for Professional Storytellers.

Are you an experienced storyteller?

Do you have a storyteller vision you would like to develop?

CREATIVE LAB is a NEW three-week residency programme from our Storytelling Beyond Words course leaders Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Evenzur. 

It offers storytellers and activists an ideal environment, nourishment and encouragement to work on developing their creative projects. Places will be limited and open by application to eight storytellers who are working on a specific performance or storyteller related project. We will be offering creative input, collaborative heart and brainstorming sessions, mentoring, and coaching as well as guidance in developing a strategy for publicity and promotion of the work.

The SBW creative lab program and Storytelling Beyond Words 13-week storytelling training from which it is developed, is committed to training and creatively supporting those who wish to become - Imagineurs; imagination entrepreneurs, contemporary storytellers who dedicate their work to serve the living Earth, nature, and humanity in meeting with courage and imagination the challenges of these epic times we have been born into.

Storytellers have traditionally played an important part in the social fabric of their communities. They foster social cohesion by bringing people together through live encounters and are able to address a wide variety of social issues through metaphor and imagination. Contemporary storytellers can play a role in revitalizing community life, bring into focus social injustices, shift public attitudes and offer new ways of looking at things. 

As a creative group, we will work closely with each participant to develop a storytelling project/performance coupled with socially engaging activities relevant to the area of social impact they are working with. We will offer if needed, tailored guidance in areas such as group facilitation, creation of social exercises and games, marketing and publicity strategy as well as coaching of performance skills to further develop the storyteller’s artistic excellence. 

Roi Gal-Or is an internationally acclaimed performing storyteller and workshop leader publicly recognised for his unique playful and profound way of teaching storytelling over the last 17 years. Roi is co-founder of the International School of Storytelling based at Emerson College, England. He teaches the use of storytelling in service of the environment education, healing, peace and reconciliation. Roi works with the power of stories and the imagination to inspire connection and social transformation, foster vision, possibility, community and personal development. www.roigalor.com

Karmit Even Zur runs an Artist Residency in the South of Spain, called Bee Time funded by national and European bodies, and has many years of experience of working with creatives in developing work relating to environmental issues. Her work history spans diverse experiences, interests, and competencies from the healing arts, and the arts & crafts world. Karmit is the founder of ‘Earth speaks’ ,an educational initiative combining geomancy (earth energy work) and creative expression. www.earth-speaks.net

Roi Gal-Or and Karmit Even-Zur, have collaborated over the past 10 years to develop programs such as Healing Words: The Creative Power of the Imagination, as well as our 13 week full-time storytelling course Storytelling Beyond Words. Many of their students have gone on to develop work and perform worldwide.

COVID 19 Student Information:

Should any unforeseen circumstances occur which make it impossible to start the course at the college, we would offer you a full refund of the tuition fees and unused accommodation/meals fees and/ or the option for an online 'live' version of the course.  

If the course is interrupted by factors beyond our control after it has started, we will offer the options of a partial refund, postponed attendance, and/or an option to continue in a live online version of the programme.


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