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Storytelling for Medievalists: A Workshop

Daisy Black, a performer in a blue dress, gestures emphatically as she tells a story. In the foreground, a medieval map of the world is on display.

Directed by Daisy Black

When: Tuesday 02 July, 19.00-21.00
Where: Stage@leeds: Stage 3
Price: £12.50

Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released. (Robin Moore)

Telling stories is one of the oldest art forms. Throughout the world, stories are shared to entertain, to educate, and to preserve old tales.

This workshop will provide an introduction to the principles of storytelling. We will look at how to break stories down into their ‘bones’; adding memorable details; adapting medieval tales for modern audiences and how to use storytelling skills in your teaching and research.

Workshop participants are encouraged to attend the IMC Storytelling Circle on Wednesday to share their new-found skills!

Daisy Black is a medievalist, theatre director, and storyteller. She works as a lecturer in English at the University of Wolverhampton and is one of the BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinkers. Her storytelling weaves medieval narratives together with English folk song. Often moving, occasionally political, frequently feminist, just a little queer and regularly funny, Daisy’s stories underline the relevance and vibrancy of medieval narratives for today’s world.

The workshop can only accommodate a limited number of participants. Early booking is recommended.