The Sierra Story Winds Retreat strives to strengthen the quality of life in our Sierra Nevada and California communities through storytelling.
This year's theme is "Building Conversation Through Storytelling."
During our retreat we want to explore how storytelling can make a difference in times and spaces of division, this is an opportunity for California’s storytelling community to build conversations together.
Do you want to present a workshop at the 3rd Sierra Storywinds Retreat?
We are seeking dynamic presenters to conduct workshops on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018. Workshops should be related to the theme, and may be designed for beginning, learning, or professional-level storytellers. Topics may include: creating structure of a compelling story, how to decide on a topic, effective use of visual aids, how to incorporate body movement, strategies for vocal use, formatting telling to a particular audience, improving timing, repertoire-building, or more.... Topic possibilities are limited only by your imagination! Let us know if you have a workshop idea to share at our retreat!
DEADLINE for WORKSHOP PROPOSALS is April 15.
Be a part of the American Storytelling Movement at the Mother Lode Storytelling Guild's third retreat! Throughout this inspiring weekend, enjoy 3 public performances, featuring tellers Willy Claflin, Ruth Halpern, BZ Smith, and more. This year's retreat recognizes the importance of building community, connections, and conversations.
The application is available here at http://www.sierranevadastorytelling.org/sierra-story-winds-regional-retreat.html. Or, contact us on facebook (www.facebook.com/motherlodestorytellingguild), by email (email@example.com), or by phone (209-532-7697) with questions or for copy of application.
In 2014, our first retreat welcomed nearly 60 people to enjoy nine workshops with outstanding presenters. We had three captivating public performances with 250+ people in attendance.
In 2016, we expanded to 15 workshops, an additional community concert, more lodging options, and room for more retreat attendees! We enjoyed three days of workshops, plus a lively story-slam (theme: sparks).
In 2018, we're planning another great event, with more amazing storytelling at workshops and concerts!
BZ Smith and friends, we tell stories in and around Sonora, CA