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Storytelling 101

  • Sweet Tree arts 4 Church Street Hope, ME, 04847 United States (map)

Storytelling 101 (Feb 21-Mar 14) is now full. If you would like to be notified about future classes please fill out the form.

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Have you ever started telling a story at a party and thought you better hurry up and get to the point?

Do you wish you had the courage to share a story on stage?

Do you tend to go on and on, rambling, and fumbling toward the end of your stories?

You've heard storytelling is the key to getting customers, but you're just not sure how to tell your best stories?

Do you love to hear real-life stories and want to up your storytelling game?

Join Meghan Vigeant for a four-week Moth-style storytelling workshop at Sweet Tree Arts in Hope, Maine.

 We'll cover: 

  • How to tell a true story for an audience.
  • How to mine your own life for stories.
  • What makes a good story for telling.
  • Stories like this and this and this.
  • Creating a solid story structure.
  • Finding your authentic story voice.
  • Building storytelling confidence. 
  • Dealing with public-speaking jitters.
  • How to make your audience laugh, cry and cheer.

Wednesdays, February 21 - March 14

6 PM - 8 PM

Class 1: Story generating & fleshing it out

Class 2: Story structure & presentation skills

Class 3: Practice, feedback, & honing

Class 4: Performance for family, friends (March 14. Snow date is March 21)

Wondering what's "Moth-style" storytelling? The Moth is a popular storytelling event that happens all over the world. You can listen to recordings of live Moth stories on NPR, the Moth Radio Hour podcast, or visit The Moth to listen and learn more. (also check out the Moth stories at the bottom of this page.)

This class is designed for adult participants. Mature children over the age of 14 who wish to participate will be considered. 

Classes will be held at Sweet Tree Arts in Hope, Maine. (Directions to Sweet Tree Arts)

The class size is limited to 8 people. 

Meghan Vigeant is a storyteller, oral historian, and writer. She has taught oral history, documentary, writing, theater, and storytelling to students ages eight to eighty. She has a BA in theater/speech communications from Siena Heights University and attended the radio documentary program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She worked as a professional actress touring in the Midwest until she discovered that truth is stranger, funnier and more fun to tell than fiction; that's when she began to dig into real-life stories. She is the author of Guts, Feathers, and All: Stories of Hard Work and Good Times on Swan’s Island, Maine. Through her business, Stories To Tell, Meghan uses oral history and documentary storytelling to help clients save their stories, voices, and history. She lives in Hope and is very excited to be sharing her love of live storytelling and performance with her community. Meghan is so excited about this class!

If you would prefer to pay by cash or check, you can still register! Please contact Meghan. 

Partial and full scholarships available based on need. Contact Meghan for an application.

Check out these stories on The Moth:

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