Introduction to Personal Storytelling

Ira Glass of This American Life says, “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.”

Effective personal storytelling is an essential skill for success and it’s one that anyone can learn. Storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole will teach you how to turn unique experiences into interesting stories that will captivate listeners in any setting. You’ll learn effective personal storytelling tips and tricks that are equally applicable on stage, in a meeting, when making a presentation or speech, as part of your elevator pitch, or at a more personal lunch or dinner. You will have opportunities to discover your stories (yes, interesting things have happened to you!), to select one to craft during the session, and to practice telling it.

Registration begins May 29th, online or by calling the library’s Reference Department at 860-652-7720.

About the presenter: Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder and host of Tell Me Another, a live storytelling show in the Hartford area. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion whose story of running away from home was featured on The Moth Radio Hour and in Readers Digest. She has told stories on stage at the Moth in New York, Boston, Miami, and Burlington, at Risk! in Washington DC, and numerous local shows throughout New England. An expatriate New Yorker, Terry has years of experience working with adults, teens, and children in a variety of settings. She is also a writer, yoga teacher, cookie baker, Mah Jongg expert, and passionate Bruce Springsteen fan.

Monday Jun 26, 2023
6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
Reference Department    860-652-7720   
Friends Room
There are 47 spaces available.