Sep 10, 2019
On episode #64 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our follow-up segment, we read a listener's email about diversity in storytelling, and we discuss our previous storytelling show and upcoming retreats.
STORYTELLING SHOWS 2019-2020
November 2: Great Hartford Story Slam, Hartford
November 9: Sara Kaplan: Champion of the World at Emmanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, CT
November 23: Twenty-one Truths About Love book release, CT Historical Society, Hartford, CT
December 14: “Crafty” at CT Historical Society, Hartford, CT
January 11: Speak Up at the Wadsworth Atheneum
April 4: Speak Up at the Unitarian Universalist Society, Manchester, CT
STORYTELLING WORKSHOPS 2019
October 4-6: Storytelling workshop, Art of Living
Retreat, Boone, NC
October 25-27: Storytelling workshop (beginners), Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
November 9: Storytelling workshop (Beginner), CT Historical Society
November 16: Storytelling workshop (Advanced), CT Historical Society
December 6-8: Storytelling workshop (advanced), Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
January 25: Storytelling workshop (Beginner), CT Historical Society
February 22: Storytelling workshop (Advanced), CT Historical Society
In our Homework for Life segment, Matt talks about a moment that many friends and readers thinks is highly storyworthy but he does not. It's a conversation about how the most exciting moments from our lives don't always make the best stories.
Next we listen to a story by Amanda Caverzasi.
Amongst the many things we discuss include:
The power of speaking a universal truth when so many are willing to say it aloud
Releasing the power of the imagination when describing setting through brevity
Next we answer listener questions about finding the courage to be vulnerable and when to deploy humor in a sad story.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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