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Writing Out Loud

Ever seen someone on stage, captivating the crowd, and thought "I want to do that"? Harness your natural affinity for narrative and learn how to become a magnetic storyteller.

This class will show you how to create, edit, and perform your own stories. We'll learn how to turn off your inner critic and turn up your creative juices.

You will move a personal story from the draft stage to a performance-ready piece of electrifying theater. In class we’ll create stories, discuss the fundamentals of live storytelling, and provide feedback on each other’s work. Outside of class you'll be encouraged to attend storytelling shows and discover techniques you can use to enhance your own writing and performances. The class will conclude with an online performance where you will join the storytelling community in full.

Instructor: Dana Norris is the founder of Story Club Cleveland, a nonfiction storytelling show held in Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, and Columbus. Her work has appeared in/on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, Tampa Review, the Risk! podcast, WCPN Cleveland, and WBEZ Chicago, among many others. Learn more about Dana at 

Details: Writing Out Loud takes place Thursdays May 6, 13, 20 & 27 and June 3 & 10 from 7:00-9:00pm remotely through Zoom. The date for the final performance for the class is to be determined.

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