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Communication & Performance

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The ETSU Storytelling Institutes are short intensive master classes on particular topics within the field of contemporary storytelling. Established in 1992, ETSU Institute instructors have included many of the best-loved performers and teachers in the storytelling world. ETSU Summer Institutes are a great way for interested students to get a taste of the spirit and energy of the ETSU Storytelling Program.

These popular 3 to 5 day workshops may be attended by anyone--either for university credit or on a non-credit basis. Generally one graduate credit hour is available per institute. In-state tuition is available to those who enroll--no matter the residence of the enrollee; however you must go through the National Storytelling Network Instructional Credit Agreement to receive this special rate.

 

Registration Information

Follow these steps to register.

  1. All participants must fill out the PDF: Registration Form and send it in with your deposit to reserve a place. If you are NOT taking the institute for credit, this and your housing arrangements are is the only steps you have to complete.  The registration form is only available when Institutes are scheduled. Check back periodically for information about upcoming institutes.
  2. If you desire to take an institute for credit, you must either apply as a graduate student in the storytelling program, or register as a non-degree student. This information can be found in the Graduate School website. If you wish to apply for the storytelling program, click here.
  3. After you enroll, you must also register for credit through the university registration system called Goldlink.
  4. Arrange for your housing through the ETSU Housing Office or independently.  (PDF: On-Campus Guest Housing Application)

For more information, contact Dr. Reed at reeddk@etsu.edu .

To sum up, there are three separate payments that may need to be made for the institutes:

 

  1. Institute fee (this is paid directly to ETSU Storytelling, and serves to pay the Guest Instructor—see Registration Form.) The Non-Credit Institute Fee is higher than the For-Credit Institute Fee because there is no additional tuition fee involved.
  2. Tuition fee (for Graduate Credit--this is paid to ETSU or, for those using the NSN Tuition Agreement for In-State tuition rates, to the National Storytelling Network.
  3. Housing fee (This will not apply if you choose to arrange non-University housing).
Sample Schedule

Day 1:

8:15-9 am: Registration

At the class site, room 413 Warf Pickel Hall. Those who al­ready have paid the Institute fees in full may arrive around 8:45 am. 

9:00 -11:45 pm:

Intro­duction & announcements by Institute Director (Dr. Delanna Reed)

Opening Session with In­stitute Leader (David Joe Miller) (Timing for all morning and afternoon breaks will vary according to the de­sires of the Institute Leader.)

11:45 - 1:10 pm: Lunch

Lunch is on your own. Feel free to walk or carpool with others to nearby eateries. Unfortunately, due to renovations the Marketplace in D.P. Culp University Center is closed. We ask that everyone please make your lunch plans to insure your return to the meeting room by 1:10 so the session will not be interrupted by late arrivals. Please keep in mind lunchtime traffic and the delays in service at most eating establishments near the noon hour. Feel free to "brown-bag it" and eat in the classroom if you wish. (Suggested: Earthfare, El Charolai & Barbaritos are quick.)

1:15 - 3:45 pm: Afternoon session with Institute Leader

4pm-5:30pm:

Informal peer coaching among participants. Participants may tell at both sessions. Students enrolled for credit are required to tell for one session and are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to receive feedback from their peers. Each teller will state how much (or little) coaching he/she wants.

7:30 pm: Concert by Institute Leader at Studio 205 in the Campus Center Building (see Campus Map). The auditorium might be cool, so dress accordingly.

Day 2: Tuesday, June 19

9:00 - 11:45 am:

Announcements by Institute Director

Morning session by Institute Leader (Timing for all morning and afternoon breaks will vary according to the de­sires of the Institute Leader.)

11:45 - 1:00 pm: Lunch

Lunch is on your own. Feel free to walk or carpool with others to nearby eateries. Unfortunately, due to renovations the Marketplace in D.P. Culp University Center is closed. We ask that everyone please make your lunch plans to insure your return to the meeting room by 1:10 so the session will not be interrupted by late arrivals. Please keep in mind lunchtime traffic and the delays in service at most eating establishments near the noon hour. Feel free to "brown-bag it" and eat in the classroom if you wish. (Suggested: Earthfare, El Charolai & Barbaritos are quick.)

1:15 - 3:45 pm:

Afternoon session with Institute Leader

 4pm-5:30 pm:

Informal peer coaching among participants. Participants may tell at both sessions. Students enrolled for credit are required to tell for one session and are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to receive feedback from their peers. Each teller will state how much (or little) coaching he/she wants.

 6:30 - 9 pm:

Picnic supper and evening participant olio. The program provides most of the food. Let us know if you have a serious food allergy. If you live in the area, please prepare a side dish to share. Guests from out of town can pick up drinks and desserts, if they wish. (Since this is an ETSU event, please bring only nonalcoholic drinks.) Location: TBA

 Day 3: Wednesday, June 20

 9:00-12:00 am:

Announcements by Institute Director

Concluding session with Institute Leader

 11:45: Institute evaluations, photos, and good-byes

Past Instructors

2017 - Kendall Haven

2016 – Heather Forest, Andy Offutt Irwin, Clare Muirrean Murphy

2015 - Kim Weitkamp, Shonaleigh Cumbers

2014 - Doug Lipman, Lyn Ford

2013 - Elizabeth Ellis

2012 - Kim Weitkamp, David Novak, Dolores Hydock, Charlotte Blake-Alston

2011 - Antonio/Milbre, Patrick Ball, Eth-Noh-Tec/ Hannah Harvey

2010 - Antonio Rocha/Milbre Burch, Rafe Martin

2009--Diana Wolkstein, Bill Harley, Judith Black, Linda Goss

2008--Connie Reagan Blake & National Storytelling Conference Institute

2007--Jim May, Umoja Festival Institute featuring: Jon Spelman, Antonio Sacre, La'Ron Williams

2006 - Nancy Donoval, Gayle Ross, Umoja Festival Institute featuring: Joseph Bruchac, Walker Calhoun and Family, Gayle Ross, Gene Tagaban, Dovie Thomason

2005 - Jennifer Armstrong, Heather Forest, Diane Ferlatte
Umoja Festival Institute: Charlotte Blake-Alston, Diane Ferlatte,
Linda Goss, In the Spirit, Baba Jamal Koram, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker,
Mary Carter Smith

2004 - Milbre Burch, Carol Birch, Elizabeth Ellis, Dovie Thomason

2003 - Donald Davis, Willy Claflin, Odds Bodkin

2002 - Jay O'Callahan, Laura Simms, Loren Niemi

2001 - Bill Mooney, Nancy Kavanaugh, Bobby and Sherry Norfolk

2000 - Roger Petersen, Susan Klein, David Novak

1999 - Kendall Haven, Mary Hamilton, Syd Lieberman

1998 - Ed Stivender, Barbara Mc-Bride Smith, Rex Ellis

1997 - Charlotte Blake-Alston, Doug Lipman, Carmen Deedy

1996 - Rafe Martin, Elizabeth Ellis, Gay Ducey

1995 - Dan Keding, Roger Petersen, Jackie Torrence

1994 - Jackson Gillman, Connie Regan-Blake and Barbara Freeman, Donald Davis

1993 - David Holt, Diane Ferlatte, Heather Forest

1992 - Ed Stivender, Judith Black, David Novak

Summer 2018

STOR 5830-010/011 Storytelling Institute:

ETSU Storytelling Institutes

June 18-23, 2018

Summer Session I

 

STOR: 5830-010 (1 credit)
Marketing Yourself as a Storyteller! From the Classroom to the Stage and Beyond
Guest Instructor: David Joe Miller, June 18-20
David Joe Miller

You love stories. You love telling stories to an audience. You would love to make a living telling stories but you also love eating, being able to pay bills and doing more than just “making ends meet.”

David Joe Miller used his extensive training in sales and marketing to carve out a successful 28-year career in storytelling. In this institute he will share with you the methods he used to market himself as a storyteller and workshop leader to an array of diverse audiences. He’ll also share strategies for producing your own shows, finding great venues and building a solid brand. 

 In 1989, David Joe Miller began his storytelling career as an employee of the National Storytelling Association and Festival in Jonesborough, TN. He soon became their staff storyteller and created the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild in 1994. In 1997, David Joe launched his free-lance storytelling career, traveling all over the United States telling stories in schools, libraries, corporate boardrooms and festivals. He has entertained audiences at Disney, World Bank, Library of Congress, The Smithsonian, The Nature Conservancy and a fundraiser for former Vice President, Al Gore. A resident of Asheville, NC, David Joe produces spoken word shows & open mic events for storytellers and poets in Asheville and Jonesborough under the WORD brand. 

STOR: 5830-011 (1 credit)
The Art and Craft of Storytelling- developing your artistry
Guest Instructor: Regi Carpenter, June 21-23, 2018 Regi Carpenter

The novice or experienced storyteller will hone the art and craft of telling stories in this fun, interactive, imaginative, and expressive residency. Through our unbridled imagination, physicality, and sensory driven language participants will discover ways to bring their authentic voices to both traditional and personal stories. We will focus on both story creation and performance considerations.

For over twenty years Regi Carpenter has been bringing songs and stories to audiences of all ages throughout the world in school, theaters, libraries, at festivals, conferences and in people’s back yards. An award winning performer, Regi has toured her solo shows and workshops in theaters, festivals and schools, nationally and internationally.

Regi is the recipient of many awards, including Storytelling World, Parent’s Choice, and Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award. Her stories have been featured on Sirius Radio, Apple Seed Radio, The Moth, and NPR. Her story Snap! is a winner of the Boston StorySlam.

For further information: 
contact Dr. Delanna Reed at 423-439-7601 or 

 

Register now for       Storytelling             Institutes                 with             David Joe Miller                &               Regi Carpenter   June 18-23!

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