The act of storytelling builds community. From local Nashville shows such as That Time of the Month and TenxNine to nationally recognized storytelling outlets like The Moth and Risk!, the popularity of sharing our true stories grows. This workshop is open to writers of all levels who are ready to tap into that storytelling community by bringing their own stories from the page to the stage. After using prompts to develop a true personal essay, we will delve into the art and craft of live storytelling by analyzing structure, voice, and theme. Participants will have the chance to see a story from initial conception to final performance, with critique and editing along the way.
After the final session, all participants will perform on stage in front of an audience of invitees.
- Instructors: Amanda Bloomer and Autumn Jones
- Length of workshop: 4 weeks + reading event
- Dates: Wednesdays, July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 (and reading event date TBD)
- Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Cost: $205 Members; $225 Non-Members
- Location: Refinery Nashville
About the Instructors:
Amanda Bloomer co-produces and contributes to That Time of the Month, an award-winning storytelling show in Nashville. She has appeared on various storytelling stages, and her essays appear in the Nashville Scene, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. In addition to writing and storytelling, Amanda has taught English, Etymology, and Mythology.
Autumn Jones is a freelance writer whose work appears on Romper, Scary Mommy, Livability, Parenting Squad, and Mamalode. In 2016, she received Honorable Mention from the Writer's Digest Annual Writing Competition in the category of Personal Essay. Autumn is a co-producer of That Time of The Month and leads workshops on various personal growth topics.