Wellington – Thursdays, May 13 – June 3, 3-5pm
99 is the latest trend in personal narrative storytelling (GRIT, along with Chicago-based Story Jam, helped develop the form!) In this workshop, you’ll discover how to identify, craft and tell 99s for…
You’ll learn how to craft and tell a full story—with an arc and narrative structure—while keeping people engaged and entertained by applying core components of a personal story in this exciting (and challenging) form…
- Starting & Stopping
- Conflict & Stakes
- Transitions & Scenes
- Details & Depth
- Discovery & Surprise
- Inner Voice & Dialogue
- Heart & Humor
We will work on one (or two) stories for three weeks (six hours), and conclude with a student showcase, where you can tell your story/stories to a (virtual) live audience.
You can see examples of 99s from past slams: youtube.com/channel/UClUL4Obm0NEeM-4eGZ9u65g
About the Instructor:
Sean Wellington has spent the bulk of his adult life teaching in classrooms and performing on stages. He is the founder of GRIT: True Stories that Matter, a storytelling organization/community that produces a weekly podcast, Sunday evening events and ongoing workshops.
“Sean Wellington is the hardest working man in storytelling right now. The dude is a show host par none, a killer storyteller and an astute and supportive instructor. TAKE THIS CLASS.” – Marya Morris, Story Jam (Chicago)
This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes.
All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.
ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!