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04 March 2014

Journeys with M.E.

12 MAY 2014 (International M.E. Awareness Day)
"Journeys with ME: a story sharing workshop and film screening event at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Scotland
Workshop - 1:30-4:30pm Monday May 12th
Film Screening - 7pm-9pm Monday May 12th

We'll be celebrating and sharing the story of M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome through a series of short videos created by members of the Action for M.E. Digital Storytelling Project.

Over the past year, a group of participants with M.E. or who have suffered with the illness in Edinburgh and Fort William attended workshops facilitated by Michael Williams and Paul Maguire to learn basic storytelling and video skills. With the help of Michael and Paul, each created a short video sharing the story of their M.E. experience. Later, a number of the participants created a second project working more independently.

The Scottish Storytelling Centre and Action for M.E. have teamed up to host an afternoon workshop for sufferers of M.E. entitled "Journeys with ME. Facilitators Michael Williams and Kate Craik will encourage participants to share their story with others through the art of storytelling.

In the evening, there will be a showing of the group's short films followed by a Q&A opportunity with the film-makers and the facilitators of the Digital Storytelling Project.

To book contact the Scottish Storytelling Centre athttp://www.tracscotland.org/scottish-storytelling-centre/courses-and-workshops or call 0131 556 9579.

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"We have received only very positive reports of your workshop, and must thank you for being so flexible and responsive both before and in the course of implementing the workshop. It has been lovely to work with you. . . . We are hopeful this project will give rise to future storytelling endeavours, and would be very happy to work with you again if the opportunity arises!" Muireann Crowley, At Home in Scotland, University of Edinburgh, May 2014 ("Storytelling, Research and Public Engagement" workshop)

Michael Williams is a a storyteller of compelling skill. He is also a fine human being who engages in all situations and draws people into the warmth of communication and shared experience." Donald Smith, Director, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Scotland

"Michael's understanding of storytelling within a leadership and business context has helped us provide a great service in helping leaders determine their personal and organisational destiny and legacy. Working with Michael is inspiring and fun; and pulls you to be fully engaged from start to finish." Norton Bertram-Smith, Managing Director and Leadership Consultant for On Purpose.

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