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Writing Out Loud

Ever seen someone on stage, captivating the crowd, and thought “I want to do that”? This class will show you how to create, edit, and perform your own stories. We’ll show you how to turn off your inner critic and turn up your creative juices.

Each student 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 others’ 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 public show on where students 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 www.dananorris.net.

ONLINE CLASS INFO: This class will meet online Thursday evenings from 6-8pm using Zoom video conferencing. On the first day of class, we will give you a tutorial on how to use it. Once you sign on using the instructions we will provide, you will be able to see and talk with your instructor and your fellow participants—just like you would in one of our meeting rooms. All you need is a good internet connection and a computer or smartphone with a webcam. Not sure if your system is compatible? Just click here. Have any questions about online classes? Email or call associate director Matt Weinkam at mweinkam@litcleveland.org

 

Details: Writing Out Loud takes place Thursdays 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, & 6/11 from 6-8p online through Zoom. 

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