Autumn Courses for Adults and Children
Sign up now to be on the Early Bird Announcement list. Enrollment is limited for both classes due to the intensive individual work with both David and Meredith. If you include your name on the list below, you will be notified before the general announcement email goes out to How to Story and Sparkle Stories subscribers.
Listen Like a Storyteller
A seminar for Attentive Adults looking for Presence and Truth in this Narrative Age
The modern world is made of stories, and the best storytellers now decide where to look, who to follow, and what is important. Whether we wish to raise resilient children or transform an entire community, listening like a storyteller is a fundamental skill now distilled into a simple practice.
Based on the Guidelines described in David Sewell-McCann‘s book Listen Like a Storyteller, David, in collaboration with Meredith Markow, will facilitate a transformational process that will lead us toward finding ourselves whole, present and attentive in what feels like a polarized, chaotic time.
By mixing short video lessons with a seminar styled interactive webinar, David will guide us through the exercises described in the book highlighting six central themes.
Session One: The world is made of stories
Session Two: Finding the Golden Thread
Session Three: Four Pillars of Storying
Session Four: How to Cast Spells
This Four-week seminar is the foundation of storying, but it doesn’t stop there. Once you have completed the seminar, you are invited to join an ongoing bi-monthly seminar that introduces new exercises, takes the practice deeper, and expands on the basics. You will also build lasting relationships with other budding storytellers around the world.
By adding your name and email to this list, you will be notified in advance when enrollment opens.
Writing by Heart
This is a course designed for students Grades 3-8 and homeschool families with children ages 9-14 years old.
Using the Four Steps in the How to be Super protocol: Attention (Keep Your Eyes Open), Affection (Believe it!), Approach (Do Something Brave), and Allowance (Be Anonymous), David and Meredith will work with students to help them to listen to and trust their hearts’ guidance in crafting stories that they have to tell that they may not even know yet that they have to tell!
Students will be guided in writing short stories, poems, comics, graphic novels, anything that tells a story! Together with David’s expertise in storytelling and writing, and Meredith‘s 30 years as an educator, children will be supported in their writing process as we create an environment that encourages them in community to listen to each other and be supported as they spin their tales. Children will submit their writing samples to David and Meredith on a regular basis and they will receive feedback and editing.