2014 ETSU Summer Storytelling Institutes
STOR 5830 Storytelling Institute, Aug. 3-5. 1 credit elective.
Guest Instructor, Doug Lipman. Topic: Coaching for Storytellers
STOR 5830 ETSU/Umoja Storytelling Festival-Institute, Aug. 7-9. 1 credit. Guest Instructor, Lyn Ford.
Topic: Apples and Corn Bread, Diamonds and Toads: The Culturally Aware Storyteller as Effective Communicator
Affrilachian storytelling represents the distillation of Lyn Ford's deliciously blended cultural roots. Storytelling at its universal level is that interactive, empathic and effective gift we call "communication". Through models of culturally aware African-American, Native-American, and Appalachian storytelling, humorous exercises in expression and call and response, preparation and presentation of short narratives, productive play (a simple revision process), and dialogue, we'll approach and appreciate the creative development of an "around-the-kitchen-table" style of empathic orature.
NOTE: Institute students and faculty will perform in the Johnson City Umoja Festival on Friday and Saturday afternoons. Bring your telling gear and tales ready to tell!