From Dr Eric Miller,

Director, World Storytelling Institute

and Chennai Storytelling Festival 2017




Some possible activities

for a 2.5-hour Storytelling Workshop on


"Storytelling Basics"




1) Warm-up

(Participants are together in one group).


2) Telling Stories about Something That Happened in the Past 24 Hours

(Personal-experience stories)

(Participants in pairs).


3) Telling Stories about Eye-opening Experiences (Personal-experience stories)

(Participants in pairs). 


4)  Telling Animal Fables, Fairy Tales, and/or Episodes of Epics

(Grandmother stories) 

(Participants in pairs).


5) Story-composing Activities and Storytelling Games

(Original Creative Stories)

(Participants in groups of 4 or 5).




This Material Could Be Taught to Workshop Participants --


Storytelling techniques.


Some criteria for effective storytelling.


When preparing and telling any story, one could do these things.


Additional Suggestions.