Tell it in the Mountains
Stealing Secrets, Breaking Rules: Balancing on the Seesaw of Creativity and Discipline in the Storytelling Art
an interactive storytelling workshop with Dolores Hydock
Writers, performers, painters, musicians … they all have secret tips and techniques that help them be creative, stay energized, keep their imaginations working…and that help them be productive so they actually get some work done. This workshop explores some of those “rules” of discipline, creativity, and performance, and then looks at times when those rules might be helpful and when they might best be broken — or ignored. We’ll learn from artists as diverse as Norman Rockwell, Ray Bradbury, Woody Allen, Twyla Tharp, the Pixar team, Kurt Vonnegut, and many others as we find ways to explore our creativity and also put that creativity to practical work in our stories and storytelling. We’ll work individually and in groups, offering encouragement, suggestions, and a few surprises along the way!
2014 Festival Vendor
Applications are now being accepted for vendors at the Southern Order of Storytellers’ 2014 Peach State Storytelling Festival. The festival is being held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta – 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE Atlanta, GA 30329. This event attracts local, regional, and national storytellers as well as storytelling enthusiasts. Vending space is available on a first come first serve basis and consists of one 6ft x 3ft table. The vendor fee is $40.00 and set up begins Friday, January 24, 2014 at 3PM. Vendors must breakdown by 8PM, Saturday, January 25, 2014.
Jay O’Callahan Workshop
Jay O’Callahan, whose stories and storytelling extol the wonderment of life, will lead workshop participants to draw out stories from within, using his secrets of good storytelling. During the 2 1/2 hours, Jay will establish a sense of ease and trust so that everyone can let their creativity blossom. Beginners and experienced tellers will work together and in small groups to develop their storytelling skills.
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9 am – 11:30 am at North Decatur Presbyterian Church (611 Medlock Rd., Decatur, GA 30033)
Limit: 18 participants