Discovering our Stories
Everything has a story to tell, from a tree with the wind blowing through its leaves to the stranger sitting on the same street corner every day. Stories inspire us to look inward, explore our emotions, understand ourselves, and to share with others what is like to feel what we feel. This workshop intends to guide you towards a deeper emotional connection with yourself through improvisation, interaction through story-telling, and the discovery of how to frame your own story into a literary context. I am a writer who lives in Florence and one of my passions is finding stories that a casual glance might miss. We will stroll through Florence, listen to other writers, and help you build your own fascinating characters out of the people and places that we see. Join me on this literary adventure.
The course will take place for four consecutive Saturdays, for two hours at a meeting place in downtown Florence chosen for the particular lesson (two of the lessons will be held indoors and two outdoors for our literary strolls). Each lesson will include a discussion of character, plot, and a particular genre chosen by a student. Each student will also receive individual guidance to help them develop their own ideas, insights, and stories.
Introducing yourself – Sharing memories with each other
How should I shape my story? – Conversation with Creative writing teacher, performer, and author Lee Foust
Creating characters – Stroll on the streets of Florence while creating and discussing our characters
Reading our stories – Reading and discussing the students’ stories
Lesson Details & Requirements
The workshop is open to any individual, aged 16+, who would like to improve their writing and imaginative skills. No prior knowledge or experience in writing is required. Materials needed: a notebook and a pen. If you are more comfortable typing, feel free to bring your laptop or tablet along. We will be walking the streets of Florence, so I recommend wearing comfortable clothes.
Feel free to contact me regarding the workshop or if you have any questions at 334 783 0290 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.