The Elements of Storytelling
Date: Sunday 10 March
Time: 10.30am to 1pm
Workshop title: The Elements of Storytelling
Presented by: Simon Oats
Drawing on the craft of oral storytelling we will explore structural and dynamic tools and techniques that can be applied to a range of different mediums to maximize audience engagement and emotional impact. The tools and techniques will be of great benefit for writing fiction and non-fiction, script-writing, public speaking, song writing and film making.
The tools/techniques will include:
– Identifying and amplifying polarities within a story to enhance tension and resolution.
– Exploring the musical quality of language to enhance rhythm, evocation of sensual imagery and poetics.
– Identifying and enhancing ‘Thresholds’ (significant turning points or climaxes) within a story.
Bring a short traditional tale to work with.
Bring a cushion, pencils, journal, clothing you can move easily in and water bottle.
Suitable for: All
Venue: Upper Yarra Arts Centre
Bookings can be made online via Upper Yarra Arts Centre – see links below