Storytelling is how we share our deepest feelings and pass on traditions that are most important to us. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the art of storytelling and basic storytelling skills. You will learn the steps to turn a personal memory into a good story to share aloud with family and friends.
We are fortunate to have expert storyteller and coach Dick Strader leading the workshop. Jointly presented by the Marshall Branch of AAUW and Great Escape, this one-hour workshop will be informative and entertaining.
Dick Strader began telling stories in the 1980s, when he was a library media specialist with the Marshall Public Schools. He continued to hone his storytelling skills as Director of Instructional Resources and Educational Technology of Battle Creek Public Schools. After 34 years in public education, Strader spent 10 years as Children’s Librarian at Willard Public Library.
Now officially retired, Dick continues to delight audiences of all ages with his intriguing folktales from many world cultures, humorous personal stories and insightful portrayals of people from history told in first person.
Dick is a member of the National Storytelling Network, has served on the Board of Directors of the Northlands Storytelling Network, and loves to help others discover their own storytelling potential.