|Dante and Virgil entering the woods by William Blake|
I'd like to bring your attention an upcoming storytelling workshop which I'm facilitating as part of the Edinburgh International Middle Eastern Festival of Spirituality and Peace. It will be held on Sunday March 9th at St Augustine Church on George IV Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland. Contact details are included below to register for the workshops.
1. Event: Afternoon Workshop: Heroic Journey: Transforming Personal Experiences.
Facilitator: Dr Michael Williams is a professional storyteller, story coach & mentor and a narrative consultant.
Venue: Sanctuary, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL.
Date: Sunday 9 March 2014.
Time: Registration: 3.15pm-3.30pm. Afternoon Workshop: 3.30pm-6pm.
Event Description: As soon as we have an experience, our brains are busy digesting the event and processing it so that it can be stored as memory and shared as a relevant and meaningful narrative in the future. Yet often we struggle to make sense of our experiences, we find it difficult to express or find meaning in them. We know we have a story to tell, but we find it difficult to weave our words and images into a coherent and creative narrative.
This workshop invites you to explore a personal experience and transform it into a compelling story using a mythical framework and some basic storytelling skills and techniques. No previous experience of storytelling necessary. Simply bring an open mind, open heart and a willingness to enjoy yourself and others.
Early registration is encouraged. Contact Neill Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131-331-4469. More info at http://www.eicsp.org/events/event-details/130-mesp-2014-main-events.