Join us for our first Community Storytelling Event.
OUR THEME IS ORIGIN STORY
Plus Open Mic times for you to share your 2 – 4 minute Origin Story
Feel free to bring a snack to share.
Free and Open to the Public
We All Have A Story
Oral storytelling is human tradition that has been shared from generation to generation as a means of entertainment, education, and to explain human existence. An origin story, put simply, is how you started. It tells the pivotal moments that set you on the journey you are currently on.
How To Tell Your Origin Story:
Keep it simple. Simple stories are easy to understand and are memorable
Keep it logical. Tell your story chronologically. This helps keep the story coherent and allows the audience to follow along.
Remember that every story starts before the main event. What was the moment before? Why were you in that situation?
Create your skeleton of events (the order of the story) then fill in the bones with information the audience needs to know about setting, characters, and plot.
Setting: Creates a foundation for your audience and helps set up action.
Characters: There is no action without characters. Who are your central characters? Is there an antagonist or protagonist? You are the central character of your own story, but the ultimate focus should be on people you know, lessons you’ve learned, or events you’ve witnessed
Plot: The main events of your story. Important events that lead to important consequences.
Keep It Real. You do not need to be Wonder Woman or Superman. Slaying dragons doesn’t make your story more interesting; your vulnerability, faults, and actions do. Most origin stories come from humble beginnings.
Keep It Authentic: Your emotions create a human element that allows for audience connection. Great stories are great because they inject emotion. What were you feeling or thinking about the events and how do you feel about it now?
Join us Sunday, January 21st and tell your best story.