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Beyond Borders
Mar 3 Storytelling Workshop


We all have stories to tell. That’s the Third Goal of Peace Corps, to share with people back home the experiences from our service overseas.  Beyond Borders Storytelling is hosting a storytelling workshop to help people turn those experiences into engaging stories.  The workshop is open to anyone who has a story with an international twist,  not just Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

This workshop is perfect for those wanting to go that next step and perform before a live audience at the Story Jam in April.
Workshop is FREE to all. Pizza will be provided.  Details and RSVP Info Here>>

June 5-6, Peace Corps Connect
Registration is Open!


The National Peace Corps Association and the Northern California Peace Corps Association are pleased to announce that Peace Corps Connect will take place in Berkeley, Calif. on June 5-6, 2015. We look forward to a weekend of engaging speakers, dynamic workshops and opportunities for participants to network and share their Peace Corps stories! Details>>

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RPCV Story Telling Workshop

7/31/13 Wed (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Will's Office
201 Mission Street, Ste 2750, San Francisco
Contact:Will Spargur (will [AT] norcalpca [DOT] org)


NorCal is hosting a story telling workshop lead by Alexander Labinov a gifted story teller who has been featured on KQED’s Snap Judgment (http://snapjudgment.org/wine-chaser) and contributed to our Newsletter (Ghost’s of a Communist Past http://norcalpca.org/newcontent.cfm?id_con=127).

"Story Jams", at their core, are short form art. It's about conveying something in a short period via some kind of medium: voice, music, gestures, emotions, or so forth. Alex will be sharing examples of his favorite "story jams" for the first 15-20 minutes of this session. Afterwards, we'll spend time talking about what people liked and didn't like from those story jams. He'll have clips from Jason Silva's Shots of Awe, NPR's Snap Judgement, and one of his own stories. He'll also talk about the process of creating a story: visualizing it in graphs, the heart-beat strategy, and other ideas.

Attendees should come to the session ready to share an experienced - it doesn't have to be structured - and as a group we'll turn it into a short form art. All experiences welcome! This is important in large part because as RPCVs, we don't really know how to share our stories in a non-PCV context.

Please RSVP snacks and drinks will be provided