AAT THE HEART OF THE MATTER:
TMeeting Online in the Story Circle
In this workshop small groups of participants will:
Learn the components of effective storytelling through lecture and screened examples
Explore first person stories in a story circle
Create 250 - 450 word story scripts and record them as voiceovers
Gather/create images and music/sounds
Learn WeVideo video editing
Integrate voiceover, images and sound tracks with WeVideo
The workshop will end with a screening of participants’ stories.
The workshop process we follow is used internationally by health and social service providers, educators, and oral history researchers, and by groups committed to building safer, more just, and healthier communities.
2-hour sessions twice per week for 3 weeks
Up to 4 hours of individual meetings with facilitators
You can expect to spend approximately 24 hours, give or take, over the course of 3 weeks.This includes group and individual tutorials and independent work.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
These workshops are for anyone and everyone who believes that we all have stories that are waiting to be told and that the stories we tell from our own lives matter.
We restrict the size of each workshop to 6 participants to ensure that each storyteller has the support they need to explore and craft their digital story to their own satisfaction.
You will need a computer (Mac, PC, Chromebook) with an internet connection and updated web browser.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and instructions about how to prepare for the workshop and how to access WeVideo editing software.
TUITION: $450 each workshop (CND funds)
NOTE: Subsidized spaces will be set aside for storytellers with limited income and without access to organizational subsidies.
NOTE: If your organization has 4-6 individuals who would like to explore stories on a specific theme, we can deliver a customized workshop for you.
UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES and THEMES
[Note: All times are Central Standard Time]
Theme: Home and Community
Theme: Our Connection to the Earth
Theme: Let Justice Roll
Theme: Gender and Identity
Schedule to be announced
Theme: Voices of the Grandparents
Schedule to be announced
The facilitator asked me the best questions and that allowed me to find my story. I never expected this workshop to be so intensely emotional and rewarding.
- Maria Blackhawk, Addictions Worker, Northwest Angle 33 First Nations
I have often felt I had no cultural connection, and the storytelling made me realize that is not the case - I feel more curious about my cultural background now, and more aware of the gifts I have been given by my relatives and the generations before me. I learned so much from the workshop and from the stories and perspectives of the other storytellers.
- Pam Hadder, Community Coordination, Willow Place, Winnipeg, MB.
I enjoyed hearing the other storytellers' approaches and ideas, and Frances' analysis and comments. I felt comfortable participating from home; it was almost like having friends over! This course was my best Zoom experience ever!
- Margaret Adamson, Retired Association Executive, Toronto, ON.