Creative Writing and Storytelling
Workshop for Teenagers
Sundays, 3pm to 4:30pm
1) Sun 15 Oct.
2) Sun 22 Oct.
3) Sun 29 Oct.
4) Sun 5 Nov.
5) Sun 12 Nov.
6) Sun 19 Nov.
7) Sun 26 Nov.
8) Sun 3 Dec.
9) Sun 10 Dec.
10) Sun 17 Dec.
World Storytelling Institute Workshop Space,
Rs 5,000 for the ten 90-minute sessions.
Participants are welcome to attend the session on Sun 15 Oct (for Rs 500), and then decide regarding joining for the balance of the Workshop (an additional 9 sessions for an additional Rs 4,500).
Dr Eric Miller (PhD in Folklore), Director, World Storytelling Institute (an NGO registered in Chennai in 2008).
Dr Eric has taught a course in Creative Writing at the IIT-Madras. He has taught courses in Literature, Communication, and Performance at three colleges in NYC, and at three colleges in Chennai. His CV is here, and his Life Narrative is here.
His personal website is www.storytellingandvideoconferencing.com .
The World Storytelling Institute's website is
This is a Workshop in Creative Writing (Plays, Short Stories, and Poetry) and Performance. Some of the participants might Tell, Act, Dance, and/or Sing the Plays, Stories, and Poetry (Songs) they might write.
Storytelling is one type of performance that Workshop participants might engage in. Storytelling is a form of Public Speaking that may also at times involve Acting (when one acts-out characters).
This Workshop would focus on discovering and/or creating characters from within one's self (from within one's personality, one's unconscious), as well as on working with favourite characters from grandmother stories, history, etc.
In Storytelling performance, participants would use voice modulation and body language to express these characters, around whom stories would be woven.
This would be
1) A Story Composition Workshop,
2) A Story Writing Workshop,
3) A Storytelling Workshop, and
4) An Acting Workshop.
Also included in the Workshop would be
1) Effective Study Skills.
2) Writing Research Essays.
Workshop topics would include:
4) Study Skills.
The participants would read / perform for family and friends on the final session of the Workshop (Sun 1 Oct).