Storytelling for Writers

Instructor: Shannon M. Turner

Learn how to step out from behind the beauty of your words and develop the skills to tell your story "IRL." In this course, storyteller/coach Shannon M. Turner will help you get ready for live literary events like The Moth, radio appearances or even that future TED Talk. Learn what makes a good spoken personal story, how to make vulnerability a strength, the basics of public speaking, and the brain science about written vs. oral storytelling. Plus we’ll take a field trip to Carapace, Atlanta's premiere storytelling venue. Participants will emerge having crafted and honed at least one story by the end of the course.


Class limit is 12 students.

$ 350.00

Biography: Shannon M. Turner is the founder and creative director of StoryMuse, which has produced live literary events around Atlanta, including Trigger Warning: A Night of Stories and Stories on the Edge of Night. She teaches storytelling for personal and professional development all over the South, including for CARE USA's staff and at GSU’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Shannon recently completed a year-long artist residency at her alma mater, Virginia Tech, hosting workshops and performances that built toward the ten-year anniversary of the shootings that occurred there in 2007. Catch Shannon Mondays at noon as co-host of North Avenue Lounge on WREK, 91.1, Learn more about Shannon’s work at

Contact Information:

Date(s): Tuesdays, Aug. 29-Oct. 3

Class time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Type of Class: 6 Classes

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