Do You Make That Up As You Go Along? Storytelling Workshop with Bil Lepp (Ages 16+)
Do You Make That Up as You Go Along?
This is a question Bil is often asked, and the answer is a resounding “NO”. His process for creating stories involves an often long progression from thinking to writing to saying. While he doesn’t spend a lot of time consciously memorizing his stories, by the time he takes the stage to tell a story for the first time he has a pretty clear idea of almost exactly what is going to happen. He leaves room for new ideas to creep into the tale as he is telling it, and he tries to leave the structure of the story loose enough that he can reorganize the details as he tells
This workshop will help people better integrate the creation/presentation process so that the writing of a tale better compliments the oral version and the oral version is less dependent on the structure of the written version. Good storytelling is always an extension of the front porch or the supper table. Tales told in those venues are often spontaneous and unrehearsed, but still well told. The process BiI will discuss in this workshop helps tellers create and tell stories as though they are extemporaneous or made up on the spot.
See Bil in action onstage at 2PM or 7PM on Saturday, Mar. 21.
Supply list: paper and writing utensils