Event—Adult Education

The Art of Personal Storytelling


Learn how to harness the power of vulnerability in your storytelling craft.

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, you’ll explore 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 master’s degree.

Materials List

No required materials or first reading.

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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