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From Told Story to Written: Using Storytelling to Spark Good Writing

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Personal stories are an amazing tool to spark great writing. Using a tried-and-true method he developed teaching at the University of Oklahoma and uses with all ages, author/storyteller/Choctaw oral historian Tim Tingle will model how you can use story prompts to brainstorm, then turn the stories into writing.

Tim Tingle is an Oklahoma Choctaw and an award-winning author and storyteller. His great-great grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835, and his paternal grandmother attended a series of rigorous Indian boarding schools in the early 1900’s. In 1993, Tingle retraced the Trail of Tears to Choctaw homelands in Mississippi and began recording stories of tribal elders.

Tingle was a featured author and speaker at the 2014 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., based on critical acclaim for How I Became a Ghost, which won the 2014 American Indian Youth Literature Award. He has published numerous books, both for children and adults. As a visiting author and performer, Tingle reaches audiences numbering over 200,000 annually.

This workshop is presented by the Storytelling Round Table.

Price: $10 for members, $20 for non-members

 

Details:
Date:
March 30
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm