AAT THE HEART OF THE MATTER: 

TMeeting Online in the Story Circle 

WORKSHOP CONTENT

 

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.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

  • 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.

WORKSHOP SIZE:

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.

REQUIREMENTS

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

Completed

​Theme: Our Connection to the Earth

Completed

Theme: Let Justice Roll

Completed

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.