Word Dancing, Creative Writing and Storytelling Workshop Retreat' with Shonaleigh

Date: 
07 March 2019 to 12 March 2019

Join us at Riverslea Retreat for a  five-day introductory course on the Drut’syla method of storytelling. Shonaleigh is generously sharing her traditions, offering a course based on the hereditary training of Jewish women storytellers – the ability to 'midrash' a story is a practice handed down through the generations, knowing the stories within stories and how they connect and link to each other.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the life-affirming wisdom and joy of this method. The course is for anyone who uses narrative or stories as an inspiration in their practice. So that could include leaders, social workers, teachers, librarians, communicators and community workers as well as artists in any field, writers and storytellers.Through this course, you will gain an insight into an ancient Jewish tradition of storytelling that is infinitely practical, providing you with a deep understanding of how story works, and tools to work with story in an intricate and unique way. We will explore ways in which the Drut’syla’s methods and approaches can be adapted practically to any form of narrative use from creative writing and the contemporary arts to communicating your mission and engaging your audience/clients.

Be ready to laugh, explore, create, gain new insights, learn, share and connect to your own wisdom and that of others. Shonaleigh's personable, vibrant and spontaneous style is sure to leave you inspired and ready to weave new stories of your own.

Arrive late afternoon/ early evening for dinner together on Thursday 7 March; leave late afternoon on Tuesday 12 March.

Cost: $900 inclusive of all food, accommodation and tuition.

Enrolment is open! 

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A $300 deposit will be needed to secure your place and full payment is required by 1st December 2018.

Questions / enquiries:thestorycollectivechch@gmail.com