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LOLA Arts: The Art of Storytelling with J.K. Roche
July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
EVERYONE HAS A STORY.
Storytelling is a significant and creative endeavor. It is both ancient and brand new at the same time. Every person has a story and it is a powerful and beautiful process whether it is comical or intended to pass on knowledge. This class will foster a warm, sharing environment for our creative spirits to soar!
This 3-hour seminar class is a discussion designed to talk about an overview of the oral tradition of storytelling and the relationship between the storyteller and the audience, including our own personal narratives. An examination of performance and props will include topics such as, body language, felt boards, puppets, creative writing/stories, improvisation, imagination, and voice modulation. Small group activities will allow experimentation of storytelling skills gleaned from our introduction. The class will culminate with each student having the opportunity to tell a short story chosen from one of the provided texts of professional storytellers, or a story of their own making.
About the Artist: J.K. Roche is a local poet and writer from Presque Isle, WI. Judith’s primary occupation is writing and she is currently working on a novel set in the Northwoods in the 1950s. She began writing songs with an Alvarez guitar purchased from her first pay check in the United States Air Force at age 17. After her military service, Judith continued songwriting during college and while working as a high school and early childhood teacher. Many of her songs are about her daughters, family life, spiritual awareness, nature and observations on life’s bigger questions. During a period of convalescing, her songwriting evolved into poetry writing.