Wood to offer Storytelling Workshop

A storytelling workshop will be offered June 23 and 25 from 4-6 p.m. at the Logan Area Public Library. The workshop is for anyone who’s interested in creative writing or in using storytelling as a means of more effective teaching and public speaking.

Those who take Storytelling will:

1. Hone their literary and imaginative skills;

2. Improve their ability to listen, speak, imagine, compose phrases, and create stories;

3. Broaden their awareness of their own as well as other cultures;

4. Allow them to understand themselves better as storytellers;

5. Give them a sense of belonging to a group of fellow storytellers and increase / exchange their storytelling vocabularies and methods;

6. Learn dramatic structure as a means of effective storytelling;

7. Stimulate creativity and apply it literally and orally;

8. Provide them with problem-solving and decision-making activities;

9. Strengthen their capacity to form an objective for their stories; and

10. Assist them in developing dialogue and stimulating cooperative interpersonal behavior.

The cost of the workshop is $40. Bring a notebook and something to write with or a laptop. High school and college students and teachers are encouraged to apply.

The workshop is offered by Chris Wood, an adjunct instructor at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. He has taught Creative Writing, English Composition, Speech Fundamentals, Theatre Appreciation, and Film Appreciation. His creative writing has appeared in The Naugatuck River Review, Appalachian Heritage, Concho River Review, and Skylark. He has an MFA in directing from the California Institute of the Arts and master’s degrees in humanities from the Marshall University Graduate College and Florida State University.

For registration or additional information, call 304-752-6652 or 304-687-7396.

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