- How to tell a true story for an audience.
- How to mine your own life for stories.
- What makes a good story.
- 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.
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.
$100 registration fee