Creative Writing & Narrative Arts Introductory Course

Sunday, August 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Emerson College
Forest Row
East Sussex, RH18 5JX

A five-day introductory course to the drut’syla midrash – the hereditary training of traditional Jewish women storytellers for storytellers, writers and creatives from any discipline who use narrative or stories as an inspiration. This course will give you the tools to create a piece of work to tell your story in whatever medium you choose. We will explore ways in which the drut’syla’s methods and approaches can be adapted practically to creative writing, storytelling and the contemporary arts.

We invite you to come prepared with a piece of prose/ poetry or a traditional folk tale by this we mean a short story from an oral tradition, (preferably your own) that contains no magic – literally a tale of the folk, for example a trickster tale not tales such as Little Red Riding Hood or Sleeping Beauty which contain magic. Further details will be emailed to you in the welcome letter.

Some experience of storytelling or writing is required.