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On the Page and On the Stage (Storytelling workshop)
Sunday, May 5 @ 11:00 am
260 N.E. 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 United States
Haiti is known for its spellbinding storytelling traditions, with mesmerized crowds gathering around dynamic “conteurs” to listen to well-paced, unforgettable tales anchored in the country’s rich history and culture. You can become a skilled storyteller, too! In this workshop, professional storyteller Lucrece Louisdhon-Louinis and well-established writer Fabienne Josaphat will teach (and demonstrate step-by-step) a series of practical tips for crafting entertaining Haitian stories on the page and adapt these same stories to a live audience; then, they’ll make a 180o turn to teach you how to adapt traditional, oral tales for children’s books. You’ll learn how to write and tell folktales with purpose and with heart, and how to maintain suspense and build an emotionally resonant arc for both readers and listeners. (in English)