Storytelling school

Storytelling Summer Workshop offered at Glenville State University

Glenville State University is offering West Virginia high school students the opportunity to explore storytelling traditions this summer.

The week “Come Spin a Tale!” is a partnership between Glenville and the West Virginia Storytelling Guild.

Incoming students in grades 9-12, as well as new high school graduates, will receive instruction in drawing from personal stories, developing improvisation skills, using body language and inflection, and more.

In a press release, workshop co-director Jo Ann Dadisman of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild said the opportunity to offer a week of storytelling for young people is a dream come true and aligns with the guild’s goal to continue telling stories in the mountains. Culture.

“Storytelling is an important part of our culture and our oral tradition, but there’s so much more to it,” said Dr. David O’Dell, professor of chemistry at Glenville State University and co-director of the workshop. “The techniques that storytellers use to connect with an audience can be applied to any situation in which a speaker needs to connect with a group.”

The cost of the workshop is $100, which includes meals and accommodation, and will take place Monday, July 18 through Friday, July 22. on the campus of Glenville State University.