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(Sorry, Registration is Closed) Storytelling (May 18)

Shape and present a story from your life. Great for team building, activism, community and consensus building – in the workplace, classroom, communities of faith, and at events. “An enemy,” wrote Quaker peace activist Gene Knudsen Hoffman, is one whose story we have not heard.”We work as partners and in small groups to build and hone our “Who Am I?” stories, and to present them in compelling ways. In a supportive environment, through interactive exercises we practice active listening and energizing feedback. We illuminate the ingredients that make stories live on.

Instructor Bio: Elliot started performance work as a puppeteer while working as a preschool teacher. His background in video documentary production helped him work with people to extract and focus on their deeper thoughts and feelings. He has taught storytelling workshops with his colleague, Arina Isaacson, at the Haas Graduate Business School (UC Berkeley) and for corporate managers seeking to build cohesive, passionate teams. He has coached immigrants, refugees, and DREAMers to write and present autobiographical stories before audiences. Most recently he wrote a script based on excerpts of immigration stories he collects for the Media Center’s “Made Into America” archive. The play was performed at Eastside High School in East Palo Alto.

“Early Bird” Special: Pay only $45 (that’s 10% off!) if you sign up by May 8. Use discount code DISCOUNT10 during registration.

Date Range Session by Session
Saturday, May 18, 2019Storytelling1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Elliot Margolies