It was a group of 5 congenial storytellers who showed up for our March CinDay meeting. Cincinnati, Dayton, and Brazil were represented.
The dinner discussion centered on ways to learn a story – not just getting the words right, but understanding and embodying the story. Some of our techniques included:
- visualizing the event – what’s the setting, what do you see around you
- looking for verbal threads in the story – repeated words or phrases
- breaking the story into episodes – back-to-back repeated phrases or ideas can be a clue to identify episode breaks
- identifying the various emotions or conflicts in the story.
There was talk about doing a storytelling event at our new host church, Clifton UMC later in the summer. Details will be to be developed; theme suggestions are welcome.
Note: it’s not too early to make plans to attend the 2017 NBSI Festival Gathering. You’ll find information and registration here.