Boot Camp-May 21, 2016
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    Storytelling Boot Camp:
    One-day Crash Course

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    Emmanuel Episcopal Church

    • Saturday May 21 - May 21
      9:30 am - 4:30 pm w/ lunch break
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    In this one-day (7-hour) intensive, you will generate new story material, learn about and apply narrative structure and storytelling techniques to a story of your choice, practice telling stories in pairs and small groups, and get individual feedback from the instructors.  

    Save $ when you register before May 5. Use code 2for1Bootcamp to save with a friend before May 5.  

    Students Reviews:

    I'm an English teacher who took a Story District course to help with my curriculum story telling unit. The experience did far more than enrich my teaching. It was a deeply meaningful time that sold me forever on the almost sacred act of sharing true stories. A very talented and professional staff.

    I've taken two Story District workshops and been on stage twice. Story District coaches have given me great advice and tools on how to craft a meaningful story that is worth telling. In the process, I've made great new friends and heard some amazing stories by amazing storytellers.


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    John Tong


    John Tong is a performer and storyteller with a background in theater and public speaking. He is the first person to ever perform in three consecutive Top Shelf shows. A veteran of the 2nd Tuesday stage, John has also appeared in the curated shows Sucker for Love and Story District Shorts. His stories have been featured on Story District podcast and Audible's Rooftop Comedy.

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    Katy Barrett


    Katy Barrett is a writer and storyteller whose been involved with Story District for four years.  She's performed regularly on the 2nd Tuesday stage, and was selected to perform in Top Shelf 2013. Other storytelling credits include: Story Showdown, Unraveled, Atonement, Swimming Upstream,  Into the Wild, and Risk!: So Emotional.  She also co-directed My So Called Jewish Life and Unhinged.  Her stories have been featured on Story Districts's podcast and in The Washington Post.

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    • Morning

    • Try to arrive by 9:15 so you don't miss anything and have time to settle in.  It's a very full day, so we start on time. Feel free to bring coffee (or other drinks) and food to class. 

    • Generating Story Material

      The morning is dedicated to exercises that will help you uncover and identify good story source-material from your own life experiences. 

    • Lunch

    • On your own

      Lunch is on your own, but people often go together. You are welcome to bring a lunch or go to a nearby restaurant. 

    • Afternoon

    • Character

      A hands-on activity to practice the skill of bringing your characters to life in your stories. 

    • Individual Feedback

      The final activity of the day is an opportunity for you to recieve individual feedback from the instructor and other classmates. 

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    • Where

      Emmanuel Episcopal Church 1608 Russell Rd. Alexandria, VA 22301
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    • When

      Saturday May 21 - May 21

      9:30 am - 4:30 pm w/ lunch break