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Workshop: Playing with Plot in Live Storytelling

Welcome to our FREE writing workshops that Death Rattle Writers Festival host annually.

Workshop Description: 
Playing with Plot in Live Storytelling

We tell stories in casual conversation, but there are times where it is higher stakes: a bigger audience, a bigger story, a significant audience or a significant story. In this work shop we are going to take one of the tools of literature and apply it to live storytelling. Often we tell live stories straight through, in a linear sequence. Beginning to end, plain and simple. Effective, but we want to elevate your storytelling skills. In this workshop we will look at ways to best take advantage of opportunities to maximize tension and anticipation by manipulating plot. We will practice switching sequence up, choosing intentionally what your audience knows and when they know it.

Nicholas Darlinton is a writer, educator and member of the Death Rattle Writers Festival. Recently, his work has been published in The Cabin's Writers in the Attic series. He directs the Idaho Scholastic Writing Awards for 7th-12th graders. He is also completing a Masters in Teaching English from BSU.

Materials Needed:
Notebook, utencils,laptop and yourself!

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