All Things Story – Virtual Workshop Series

Learn and develop storytelling skills in all areas – professional, performance, and applied. This is a monthly series with a certificate after each time that can be used for professional development or continued education credit.

See our upcoming workshops below.

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Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, September 18, 2021

9:30am-11:00am Mountain (UTC -6)/ 11:30am-1:00pm Eastern (UTC -4)

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Following the Folktales Around the World: 200 Countries – 200 Collections

Presenter: Dr. Csenge Zalka

Facilitator: Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald

“I’m Committed” Tuition: $5, feel free to donate beyond

Storyteller and author Dr. Csenge Virág Zalka has recently finished an epic challenge: over the course of 5 years she read a folktale collection from every single country around the world! Reading 200 countries and more than 10,000 tales later, she is ready to tell us about the adventure. Are folktales really alike around the globe? What are their differences and similarities? How hard is it to rustle up books from far away countries? Which ones were her favorite tales? And, of course: will the challenge continue? Enjoy this presentation for 30 minutes and then a discussion that will be facilitated by Dr. Margaret Read MacDonald with Questions and Answers for the last hour.

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Or, anyone who registers will get the audio/video and slides no matter if attending “live” or not. Use the same registration link.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

9:00am-10:30am Mountain (UTC -6)/ 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern (UTC -4)

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The Charms and Challenges of Genre in Storytelling 

Story Facilitator: Milbre Burch

Sliding Scale Tuition: $5 minimum, $25 suggested donation, on up to $50

Delve into a primer in approaching myriad story genres, identifying and overcoming obstacles obstacles in performing each one. The workshop includes examples of resources including performers who model that genre, and/or print or online story sources.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

9:00am-10:30am Mountain (UTC -6)/ 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern (UTC -4)

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Crafting the One-Person Show 

Story Facilitator: Omar & Lori Hansen

Sliding Scale Tuition: $5 minimum, $25 suggested donation, on up to $50

Whether writing a play, telling stories, or combining the two, crafting a one-person show can be a daunting task. But by utilizing dramatic structure, theme, plot, and character, you can create a powerful work of art that you can add to your performance repertoire with pride.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

9:00am-10:30am Mountain (UTC -7)/ 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern (UTC -5)

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It’s All Relative – Finding Stories in Your Family History 

Story Facilitator: Marilyn McPhie

Sliding Scale Tuition: $5 minimum, $25 suggested donation, on up to $50

Who is lurking in your family tree – witches, pirates, pioneers, royalty? Do you tell – or even know – their stories? This workshop will offer ideas for you to explore your genealogy stories and turn them into tellable tales, weave them into traditional tales, and/or share them in introductions and segues. Some research, some family lore, some imagination and it’s all good, relatively speaking.

Past Workshops:

Any of these past workshops are possible to order. Receive audio/video files recorded on that date – unedited/raw footage. Accompanying handout sent along upon purchase. Receive files from through All files are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Files sent within 2 days of purchase date.

Jeff GereClick here to order “Participation Storytelling on Zoom & In-Person” – September 6, 2021

George McEwanClick here to order “A Well Crafted Lie” – August 7, 2021

Steve DautClick here to order “Finding the Funny: Using Humor in Stories” – July 10, 2021

Suzanne HudsonClick here to order “Bringing HerStory & History Alive Through the Art of Storytelling” – June 5, 2021

Jessica RobinsonClick here to order “The Art of Crafting a True, Personal Story” – May 1, 2021

Ginger ParkinsonClick here to order “Filling Your Creative Idea Bank Account – daily & quick exercises” – April 17, 2021

Laura PackerClick here to order “Who Are You Anyway: A Deep Dive Into Creating Believable Characters” – March 6, 2021

Karl BehlingClick here to order “The Incredible Science Behind the Power of Storytelling” – February 6, 2021

Heather Forest, PhDClick here to order “The Magic of Words: Storytelling Art & Technique” – January 9, 2021

Nannette Watts – “Coaching Performers & Storytellers” – December 5, 2020

Antonio RochaClick here to order “Hidden Gems” – November 7, 2020

Julie BarnsonClick here to order “Simply Scary to Totally Terrifying: telling ghost stories from kids to adults” – October 6, 2020

Simon BrooksClick here to order “Breaking Boundaries of the Screen: Presenting On-line” – Labor Day-September 7, 2020 (inaugural workshop of this series)