No matter how old we are, when we listen to stories, we transport ourselves for a few minutes. We allow ourselves to be taken on a journey that can lead to moments of self-discovery, bonding, revelation, and grace. This workshop will give its participants skills to map out the arc of a story, create different characters through vocal variation and physicality, and adapt stories to reflect the realities of our world, including representation for multiple identities. These skills would be applicable for any storytelling, from a parent reading a bedtime story to a Time for All Ages in worship.
Julie is the Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Schenectady, NY