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Highlights   August  201

We have come so far that all of the old stories are whispering once more” Robert Duncan

4 August – 11 August   THE POWER AND KINDNESS OF A STORY WELL TOLD Laura’s annual storytelling training in the UK is being held on the grounds of the beautiful Unstone Grange in Derbyshire.   For more information scroll down Teaching and read about this rare opportunity ..  at an urgent time.. we need great stories and skillfull compassionate storytelling now in our world.   contact Laura at storymentor2010@gmail.com in US or in UK fionedge@gmail.com NOT TO BE MISSED.   three early morning voice classes with Gauri Raj and guest artists.  This is the best and most thorough storytelling training in the world today.

Bring a story and expand your understanding of the special preparation of a tale for engaged and compassionate storytelling as transformation in the world today. 
24 – 28 August   Laura Simms  MINI Storytelling Residency –  in New York City.  A weekend of going deep with delight and discovery. Each participant brings a traditional story for this renowned excavation of how to bring a story to life.  Personal stories abound. Friendships made. Friday evening through Sunday night.  $300 (lunch included) RSVP:  212 674 3479

 

March was definitely a month of elaborate weathers, worrisome outer events and remarkable projects:
Early March – 20 March   Storytelling Coach and Moderator for UN WOMEN  –  (UN Equity for Gener Equality and the Empowerment of Women).   I held interviews, engaged in writing potential presentations and coaching presenters from five countries who would speak about Gender Equality and Faith based transformation – Breaking Stereotypes.  Intense, challenging and inspiring to support those working on The Role of Men and Boys in changing how women are treated, seen and included in the world.  It was an honor to moderate a two and a half hour panel.  Heart strengthening.
18 March  Led a 2 hour workshop with parents at The Earth School, downtown Manhattan –  Telling Our Stories.  It culminated in five parents telling their transformative life stories at a Town Hall Meeting for children, parents and staff.
WRITING throughout March – finished a first draft of a new book  WILD ROSE: The Personal Life of a Fairytale – exploration of the images, events and symbols of a tale and how it reveals profound truths about my life.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN STATUE  schedule and curate four months of storytelling programs held every Saturday in Central Park, NY. This summer’s theme –  the wisdom of diversity in culture. What a pleasure this year to create a rivetting multi cultural program that is free for children and adults.
3 April   Storytelling/ Workshop for Women’s Group – Chabad Synagogue, Basking Ridge, NJ.   Prepare for the storytelling feast of Passover: tales of  liberation of heart and mind. I told the story of Miriam focusing on her prophecy and leadership – and  the third miracle of  holy days – constantly replenishing well in the desert.
 

 

        JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER

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Every Saturday, 11am – noon
Laura Simms, Artistic Director
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