Storytelling Crash Course is a three-hour introductory workshop into the craft of storytelling for performance. Expert instructors guide you as you reflect on personal experiences, identify stories, and learn about narrative structure alongside other military community members. You’ll develop your stories through personal reflection and small group feedback. No experience necessary!
About the Instructors
Debbie Griffin uses her children’s theater background to entertain her audiences with tales crafted with music, drama, and movement. Since 1982 she has been telling stories at libraries, schools, festivals, churches and parks including the Washington Folk Festival, The Virginia Storytelling Alliance Gathering, Alexandria and Maryland Public TV, The Fairfax Fall for the Book, and in Suffolk public libraries and schools.
Jacque Allen is an Army veteran and spouse of a disabled veteran. Storytelling is part of her family heritage. It began with her listening to, “Grannies Holiday Stories”. Now she is writing a children’s book series of “Nana’s Notes”. As an author, voiceover artist, and professional storyteller, Jacque intentionally shares the power of words and the importance of using them wisely. Words are her love language. Read more.
This workshop is produced in partnership with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council Veterans Employment Center (HRVEC).