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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.

Watch this 5-minute Zoom Basics video (also part of the registration):

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, February 12, 2022

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

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You Can Do Dunbar! Add him to your repertoire

Story Facilitator: Oni Lasana

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

Storyteller and Teaching Artist, Oni Lasana — hailed by Nikki Giovanni as the “Voice of Dunbar” — will guide you in adding his inclusive and diverse works in your repertoire. Anyone who attends this workshop will be eligible to present for the virtual performance on June 11, 2022.

Choose at least one of Dunbar’s works BEFORE the workshop – Oni Lasana has a page dedicated to Dunbar. Plus, she has a direct link to the Dunbar literary collection at Wright State University.

Collaboration with Story Crossroads & Artists Standing Strong Together

Special Thanks to The Dunbar Commemoration Project, #Dunbar150

Saturday, February 19, 2022

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

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The Follow-Up: Grant Writing for Storytellers

(Q&A plus breakout rooms – no lecture

Story Facilitator: Rachel Hedman

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

Take part in this pure-asking-questions with Rachel Hedman as well as breakout room sessions whether or not you attended virtually-live on January 8 or experienced the recording after-the-fact.  Or you can join in even if you missed the first part. No lectures. Simply, YOU bring your specific questions about a grant YOU are working on that has a deadline after February 19. There is no guarantee that you will get that grant as an individual or an organization. Though, you can be more confident moving forward.

Need the first part (though not required): click here to order recordings/handouts

Again, 100% of registrations/donations for this workshop will assist Story Crossroads in a project to have “Storytelling Basics in 8 Hours” as a self-led, online course completely in Spanish – performances/instructions/captioning. Thank you for supporting our own dream as we combine grants and donations to make it happen.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

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

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Professional Tools for a Powerfully Expressive Voice 

Story Facilitator: Karla Huntsman

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

Why is expressive voice important–in storytelling, in business, in teaching, in parenting, in life? What is the percentage of meaning conveyed through our ability to use our voices well? In this highly interactive workshop, participants will acquire professional tools for developing the kind of expressive voice they always wanted to have.

Wanting to be Story Facilitator? Apply online here:

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.

Rachel HedmanClick here to order “Grant Writing for Storytellers” – January 8, 2022 (100% fundraiser for Story Crossroads)

Marilyn McPhieClick here to order “It’s All Relative – Finding Stories in Your Family History” – December 4, 2021

Omar & Lori HansenClick here to order “Crafting the One-Person Show” – November 6, 2021

Milbre BurchClick here to order “The Charms and Challenges of Genre in Storytelling” – October 9, 2021

Dr. Csenge ZalkaClick here to order “Following the Folktales Around the World: 200 Countries – 200 Collections” – September 18, 2021

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 WattsClick here to order “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)

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