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Storytelling about Sustainability - a practical workshop

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Moray House School of Education

Holyrood Road

Edinburgh

EH8 8AQ

United Kingdom

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Changing the stories that we live by is key to bringing about the changes needed to shift us all towards greater sustainability.

Join Alette Willis, renowned storyteller, author and University lecturer at this participative workshop that will:

  • introduce the use and practice of storytelling in a range of learning for sustainability contexts

  • explore the arts of story-crafting and of performance storytelling

  • provide techniques and exercises that can be applied both to creating your own stories and learning and telling a range of stories

  • help you learn skills that can be used in any communications context.

Workshop Programme

The workshop will run from 10.30hrs till 15.30hrs.

Before lunch, we will focus on story-crafting, on what makes a narrative compelling, on ways in which we can make use of story structures and how to get around the particular form of paralysis that sometimes comes from staring at a blank sheet of paper.

After lunch, we will work on aspects of performance: how to learn a story for telling, connecting the audience to your story, the uses of facial expressions, body language and the art of gesture. Throughout the day, we will be paying particular attention to how story connects us to place.

Our non-profit making price of £30 (+ booking fee) includes lunch and light refreshments

About the workshop facilitator

Alette Willis, PhD, brings her skills as a storyteller, author and university lecturer to promoting the use of stories for social change in relation to environmental issues. In 2017, she published 'Dancing with Trees: EcoTales of the British Isles', with Allison Galbraith, (The History Press). She has been a regular storyteller at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and was Storyteller in Residence to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland 2015-2017. At the University of Edinburgh, she teaches storytelling on science communication, outdoor education and health communication courses. www.AletteJWillis.com

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