In this six-week class, you’ll transform your real-life experiences into relatable, compelling stories in a fun, supportive environment. Instructors will use interactive exercises to discover your life’s stories, develop a narrative structure, infuse engaging details, then polish your performance. The class culminates in a graduation show for friends, family, and the ASAP community.
This six-week class will meet on Saturdays: September 16, 23, 30, October 14, 21, 28 (skip October 7). Each session is 3 hours. This class has a graduation show on Wednesday, November 8th where participants will perform for an audience of friends, family, and the community.
About the Instructors
Marilyn McPhie has been telling stories professionally since 1985 and has performed for groups from preschool to adult, from Massachusetts to California. Marilyn is the President of the Storytellers of San Diego and recent Pacific Region Director for the National Storytelling Network. She has a degree in English and French literature and lives in San Diego, California in an area known as Penasquitos, which means “little bluffs” — an appropriate home for a storyteller.
Ollis (OJ) Mozon loves to tell stories that energize hope, encourage faith, exude love and enlighten minds. While serving as a Navy chaplain, he discovered the joys of storytelling and has since shared his expanding repertoire of Bible stories, folktales, myths, legends and historical vignettes for community and cultural festivals, churches, and historical presentations around the world. Read more here.