Event—Adult Education

The Art of Personal Storytelling

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Hone the craft of storytelling by learning about the art, science, and psychology of vulnerability.

A woman and young boy sitting on a bench in the waiting room, luggage at their feet. The woman is reading, the boy is gazing off to his left.

A woman reading in the Chicago Union Station, 1948. Photo by Esther Bubley. From the CB&Q Archives. Call number: CB&Q.A-5, Granger 28

Class Description

Beginner to advanced students are welcome in this workshop examining vulnerability in storytelling, performance, and craft. In addition to learning about the art, science, and psychology of vulnerability as it relates to the art of storytelling, participants will learn about the elements of good stories, how to mine our lives for resonant tales, and how to shape them for the page and stage.

Jill Howe is the producer of Story Sessions, a live storytelling series. She teaches storytelling workshops, served as a resident storyteller at the Field Museum, and has presented a Tedx Talk focusing on vulnerability through storytelling. She is also an educational specialist with a masters degree.

Materials List

No required materials and no first reading assignment.

Cost and Registration

Five sessions, $330 ($300 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Learn about becoming a member.

To register multiple people for this class, please go through the course calendar in Learning Stream, our registration platform. When you select the course and register, you’ll be prompted to add another registrant.

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