Storytelling Guild Hosts Workshop at Frank & Jane Gabor W.Va. Folklife Center | Life

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FAIRMONT — It’s often said that the best way to understand a group of people is to listen to them tell their story.

On June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a nationally recognized storytelling expert will present a workshop on how to be a better storyteller at the Frank & Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.

Hone your storytelling skills with the help of award-winning storyteller Kevin Cordi in this one-day workshop, sponsored by the West Virginia Storytelling Guild.

Cordi, an internationally and nationally acclaimed storyteller, will present “The Power of Play – Revise, Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Storytelling Skills”.

In this active and intensive workshop, Cordi draws on her 25 years as a storytelling consultant, coach, storyteller and teacher, and professor to model and equip participants with new and innovative tools to shape their own story as they go. as it is built. These techniques are not common in storytelling circles and will help develop new directions in one’s storytelling ability.

Cordi holds a Ph.D. from Ohio State University in Education, Storytelling, and Storymaking and has taught storytelling at the college and high school level. For seven years at the Dominican University in Ohio, he taught “Applied Storytelling” as well as other courses in the areas of children’s and young adult literature, and folk and fairy tales.

He was OSU’s first “academic storyteller in residence” with the Multicultural Center. He has developed programs using storytelling to address gender, equity, diversity and social justice.

Lunch will be brought as a working lunch is planned. The Guild will provide some light refreshments. Non-members can attend by paying a nominal fee of $15 or by joining the Guild for $15. The workshop is free for Guild members.

It should be a day of fun, camaraderie, and valuable information for anyone who tells stories professionally or informally. Registration is mandatory. To register or for more information, contact Katie Ross at [email protected] or 240-522–8668.

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