The first in a series of free WordUp Workshops for aspiring and experienced storytellers to learn about, practice, and share storytelling techniques is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 PM at the Bull Street Library Branch of the Live Oak Public Libraries, located in the first floor auditorium at 2202 Bull Street (north of 37th Street), Savannah, GA.
The program begins with a “How To” session delivered by J’miah Nabawi, Savannah’s national award-winning Master Storyteller, Teaching Artist in the Chatham County school system and educational and community programs throughout the United States, and Performing Artist at the renowned Savannah Music Festival. “Everyone has a story to tell”, says Mr. Nabawi, “especially here in Savannah. We are reaching out to storytellers of all ages and experience levels to create stories from our treasure trove of memoirs, humor, folklore, history, and experiences.”
Participants will receive hands-on assistance with developing and performing their stories, non-fiction and fiction, and can take home a CD with their recordings. To continue to record following the workshop, Savannah storytellers can receive a complimentary subscription to Evoca Express, the Voice-to-Web audio recording service from WordUp Workshop co-sponsor, Evoca. The Savannah-based audio web services company enables anyone to easily create and post audio recordings to their private accounts as well as blogs, websites, and social media profiles using any phone, online recorder, and Skype.
For more information about the Wednesday, August 26th WordUp Workshop in Savannah and future workshops, please call 866-860-9988 or email wordup (at) evoca (dot) com. Inquiries also are invited about launching WordUp Workshops in other U.S. and international cities and to learn how to host “virtual” workshops using Skype, the free international phone service.