Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kate Lawrence: WORKSHOPS: STORYTELLING FOR ADULTS in the Macedon Ranges May 2015


Story of your Life


A new opportunity is being offered in the Macedon Ranges for adults to learn the art and craft of true storytelling. 

Local Macedon resident and SAV member Kate Lawrence, is offering workshops at both Riddells Creek and Woodend Neighbourhood Houses, where she will guide people to uncover memories and turn them into stories.

‘Creating and telling well-crafted stories from our lives can help us explain why we believe something, why we have our values and passions.  Stories are very persuasive and moving’ said Kate.  ‘They are also great for passing our stories onto our children.’

While Kate has told many traditional tales and taught storytelling to children at Macedon and New Gisborne Primary Schools, she has a particular interest in personal storytelling for adults.

“The workshops are not only lots of fun, where you get to hear and tell lots of stories, almost inevitably, in the process of working with our stories, we come to better understand our lives and who we are.’ said Kate, who has a background as a community lawyer.

Kate has a big picture in mind, ‘These workshops are the start of a campaign to build a storytelling community, in the Macedon Ranges.  Participants will be offered the opportunity to perform their story to a local audience later in the year.

As the vice president of Storytelling Australia Victoria, Kate is clearly making the most of this role, bringing storytelling to people who live outside of the Metropolitan area. ‘Spoken word, performance poetry and storytelling is well supported in the city, I want to help build the skills and create opportunities for people in the Ranges to share stories. We all have a story to tell.’

Storytelling for Adults Workshop Details:

Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House      Woodend Neighbourhood House
59 Main Road, Riddells Creek                       47 Forest Street, Woodend Vic 3442
Phone: 5428 7836                                          Phone: 5427 1845
2pm - 5pm                                                      2pm - 5pm
Sat 2 May and Sat 16 May                          Sat 9 May and Sun 17 May 
$50 ($30 concession) for both sessions         $50 ($30 concession) for both sessions

For further information and photos call Kate Lawrence 0402 080 445
or go to her website HERE 
Pics top and bottom: Kate in action on World Storytelling Day, a Kate and Leo selfie

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