Introduction to Personal Storytelling Taught by Tracey Segarra



Sky Room Cafe Sat, Nov 2 11:00 AM


Introduction to Personal Storytelling - Taught by  Tracey Segarra

Nov. 2 and 3rd            11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Nov. 9th and 10th       11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Class performance     11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Nov. 17th


Cost: $75


Stories are powerful. Stories are persuasive. Stories, well told, can move people and change how they act, and how they think and feel about themselves, others and the world. Stories also serve as a catalyst for building community, and for unlocking hidden stories that otherwise might never be told.


In this intensive, two weekend-long beginner’s workshop, participants will fully engage with the instructor and each other to uncover a compelling story from their lives, and learn how to build that story into a powerful narrative that grab listeners’ attention and engagement. Participants will learn the basic building blocks of dynamic storytelling, the common themes that make audiences care and then use that knowledge to craft a persuasive and engaging story that they can use to share with family, friends and others.


The workshop will run for two hours Saturday and Sunday for two consecutive weekends and will then culminate in a live performance where family and friends are invited to attend.


About the workshop leader:


Tracey Segarra is an award-winning storytelling whose true stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, and the Story Collider and Risk! Live shows and podcasts. Tracey is also a skilled communicator, with 15 years experience heading the marketing department at a professional services firm, and 10 years as a reporter and editor for a series of news outlets. Tracey is also the founder and host of Long Island’s popular live storytelling show, “Now You’re Talking!” which puts on live, curated shows featuring six storytellers at venues such as the Tilles Center, My Father’s Place Supper Club and the Cinema Arts Centre.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.