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FREE | Storytelling: A Creative Workshop

June 2, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Tap into your creativity and harness the power of storytelling!

About this event

We are so excited to bring you Storytelling: A Creative Workshop, which will highlight the importance of storytelling and show you how to tell impactful stories in a variety of ways. Whether you’re an emerging or established storyteller, this workshop is for you!

The workshop will be led by Kristine Zeigler, Planet Women’s CEO and a published writer. During this workshop, Kristine will discuss how storytelling forges connections between peoples, illuminates problems, and creates social change. She will talk about the modern uses of storytelling for important causes, as well as share simple and fun exercises, tips, ideas, and science-based strategies for powerful storytelling.

You’ll also hear from three special co-facilitators! Laurie Scheer will present on the history of writing about the natural world and lead an exercise. Emma Robbins and Katie Janss will talk about oral storytelling in their cultures and lead an exercise around mothers and grandmothers.

Get your ticket now and look for an email from Eventbrite with the Zoom link. Can’t wait to see you on June 2nd!

About the Facilitators:

Kristine Zeigler, CEO, Planet Women: Kristine’s passion for writing led her to become a published author! She blogs as OwensRiverGirl and has published stories in Forge Journal, The Bark, The Peregrine, Charles River Review, The Saint Ann’s Review, Barely South Review, The Ignatian Literary Magazine, and Menda City Review. Zeigler’s most recent story collection is Cover This Country Like Snow, which takes place before, during, and after the water wars between the small towns of the Owens Valley and the city of Los Angeles. Kristine has two books in the works, one of which is due out this summer!

Laurie Scheer, Co-Founder, New Nature Writers: Laurie Scheer is a former vice president of programming for WE:Women’s Entertainment. She has worked as an assistant and producer for ABC, Viacom, Showtime, and AMC Cablevision. Having years of development experience within the hallowed halls of networks, studios, and production companies, Laurie knows how to analyze manuscripts and scripts as they enter the competitive media marketplace. She has also been involved in producing series for the web, films for video games, and other digital based forms of entertainment. Laurie has mentored many successful industry professionals throughout her career and was most recently an Associate Faculty Associate with UW Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies. Her current interest is in exploring ways to preserve storytelling within the transmedia marketplace. She is the author of The Writer’s Advantage: A Toolkit For Mastering Your Genre.

Emma Robbins, Founder, The Chapter House & Executive Director, Navajo Water Project (Diné): Emma is an artist, activist, and environmentalist with a passion for empowering Indigenous women. As Executive Director of the Navajo Water Project, she works to expand access to clean running water to the one in three Navajo families without it. Through her artwork, she strives to educate viewers about issues like broken treaties and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women crisis. Robbins completed her BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied Modern Latin American Art History in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has exhibited both in the U.S. and internationally.

Katie Janss, Program Operations Manager for the Navajo Water Project at DigDeep and a collaborator at The Chapter House: Katie earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at UC Santa Barbara. She’s also an animal lover, useless trivia collector, and amateur crocheter.


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