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StorySlams [events where tellers perform live 5 minute stories on a theme, using no notes] are enjoying huge popularity. When we share and listen to stories, we are engaged and able to imagine different perspectives, creating an empathetic and, at times, transformative experience. Using stories in our advocacy as parents, family, teachers, and service providers can paint pictures for medical professionals, legislators, and decision makers that help shift perspectives, leading to important conversations and great strides.
Join Moth storyteller and host Bethany Van Delft Moffi for a session where we will discuss slam story format, use simple writing prompts to mine participants’ unique experiences for rich details and generate compelling stories. We’ll also get tips for live performance and discuss ways to use in our advocacy. Participants will have the opportunity to share their stories in front of the group.