WORKSHOP: We all hear stories, but what does Story do? How does Story affect the Teller? How does Story affect the Listener? How can Story affect Society at large? In this workshop participants will consider why we tell stories and how stories affect us as both Teller and Listener. Be the story Folktale, Fable, Legend, Scary or Personal, something happens when Story is shared. We’ll investigate the Magic, the Power, and the Mystery of Story. The workshop will be a mix of telling, one on one and larger group interaction. Please come prepared to share a story that you’ve either shared or heard that has spoken to you deeply. Everyone has a Story!
The Multifaceted Nature of Story with Laconia Therrio
Laconia Therrio loves stories, particular those from around the world. Stories remind the listener of what they have in common with others, especially those different from the listener. The words or phrases create images in the mind and spirit of the listener, so much so that what truly matters is the story. And when the story is over, the person has been transported to another realm.
Stories matter. They touch the heart, mind and spirit of the listener. All the teller does is share the story, but the relationship between the teller and the listener is sacred.
A native New Orleanian, Laconia is a professional storyteller and also serves as a hospital chaplain. He believes in Story’s capacity to do the following:
• Stories Build
• Stories Bridge
• Stories Connect