Support the Mission


Your membership donation supports our mission of bringing a human perspective to world events. Become a member today.


Featured Events

2015 International Calendars OnSale
Calendar
Support our Grants program by purchasing this stunning calendar featuring photos of people from around the world. $12.00+Shipping.More>>

Dec 10 Members Holiday Party


Come join us at the Sports Basement Bryant location for a NorCal Members Appreciate party. There will be free food, beer, wine, nonalcoholic drinks and NorCal members will receive 20% off anything in the store. Details>>

« Back to Event Calendar

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