- When: Friday, 17 September 2021
Fri 17th - Sun 19th Sept 2021
Fri 29th - Sun 31st Oct 2021
Fri 26th - Sun 28th Nov 2021
Fri 7th - Sun 9th Jan 2022
Fri 19.30pm to 21.30pm
Sat 9.00am to 17.00pm
Sun 9.00am to 16.00pm
Tuition Fees: £845
HOW TO BOOK
Booking your place on the course and your stay for each weekend separate payments:
STEP 1: BOOK PLACE
STEP 2: BOOK STAY
You can choose to eat and/or stay at Emerson for all or any of the weekend modules.
To keep this flexible for you, we treat each weekend as a separate booking.
To book simply click on the weekend links below to select your meal and accomodation preferences for each weekend:
Biographical Storytelling:4 weekends of in-depth exploration of the magical and transformative art of telling personal true-life stories. With Roi Gal-or
our life is a unique story, a true ‘Once upon a time’ adventure of a striving heroine or hero, facing challenges, overcoming obstacles, falling in and out of love and experiencing loss, triumphs and transformation as you follow an invisible storyline that reveals itself from day to day.
If you hear a calling to honour your journey and celebrate the ‘real stuff’ life and all good stories are made of, you are warmly invited to join us and ‘Bring your stories to Life!’
On this course, in a fun and encouraging atmosphere, we will explore together methods of unlocking memories, sourcing meaningful experiences from the treasure chest of our personal biography and transforming them into fascinating stories, gifts for ourselves and all those around us.
You will find how to use your authentic voice and presence to serve the call of your unique story. We will learn storytelling techniques and how to shape and craft these stories artistically, so that what is personal to us touches something universal in our listeners revealing what being human is truly about.
Working creatively with our perception, understanding, and interpretation of personal experiences, we will open doorways for finding fresh meaning in past experiences and seeing our present story as full of potential and possibilities.
By the end of the course you will know how to use an effective process of crafting, transforming and polishing the raw pearls and raw diamonds of memories into the shining invaluable gifts of precious gem stories and will have the required skills to apply the process to any story you wish to tell and any audience of listeners.
COVID 19 Update: At the moment we are very much hoping and intending for this course to happen as planned here at Emerson College. We are working hard to make sure the college will follow and meet all the guidelines and requirements needed to offer the course and the use of other facilities on campus in a safe environment. If for any reason it proves 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.
About the tutor
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.
'This course was everything I hoped it would be, and so much more…A safe, profound, fun, creative space was held by Roi and supported by the wonderful group. There was a fantastic balance of discussion/reflection, techniques and exercises, performing and feedback. Voice and movement, smaller groups and ensembles. I am deeply grateful I was here and I’d do this course again in a heartbeat and would highly recommend it. It’s been one of life’s true gifts that I will always treasure!'
Claire Kaplan 2017
'Outstanding Level of teaching! Roi has extraordinary listening skills, antennae so sensitive they pick up stuff (from me) that I was not even aware of at the time. Roi has the safe holding skills of a brain surgeon and creative energy enough to light up a football pitch. He and both courses of his that I have been on have been exceptional'
James Benn, UK 2017
'Roi is an exceptionally kind, gentle and quietly authoritative facilitator who effortlessly kept us to the task and time and who achieved with us seemingly impossible things with such an easy, confident style that it was impossible to see how he could get us “There” until we had in fact “arrived”…Then, and only then, could the process be identified as an “A-HA” moment, and that was full of Joy and building confidence. Roi and his work are Life-enhancing, Life-saving, and Life-Making in that perfectly imperfect perfection in which this course excels'
Lorna Easterbrook 2017
'The quality of teaching was exemplary. Roi created a space for all of us storytellers to show up, for fears to be faced, confidence to grow and for new skills to be mastered. Thank you from my heart and soul.'
Fi, UK 2017
'My dream is to help young people find and tell the stories of their lives, I was thrilled to learn of this course and as I knew it would be popular I signed up 12 long moths in advance - but it was definitely worth the wait.My hope was that we would be given lots of tools and techniques so we would be able to craft powerful personal stories and tell them in an engaging way. And the well thought-through, structured nature of the course certainly delivered both of these. But what I didn’t expect was the atmosphere of reassurance, encouragement and confidence that was generated within the group, largely thanks to our facilitator Roi’s generosity of spirit and storytelling expertise. Not only Roi is an exceptional storyteller and teacher, but his Humanity, insight, compassion and how he honours people is both rare and precious.
The four weekends provided a perfect balance of tuition, discussion, practise and coaching through which I saw my own storytelling skills, and those of my fellow students come on leaps and bounds.'
Ravi Khanna, Leadership Development Consultant, UK 2017