Storyteller workshop June 4 — Book Festival fundraiser

Connie Regan-Blake

Connie Regan-Blake

Noted storyteller Connie Regan-Blake will present a storytelling workshop, “Finding the Storyteller in You,” Saturday, June 4, sponsored by the Florida Heritage Book Festival, Inc. The program will take place at the Ringhaver Student Center of Flagler College, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A portion of the workshop fee will support the ninth annual free Book Festival set for Sept. 17.

Regan-Blake of Asheville, N.C., is a founding member of the National Storytelling Association, and is frequently a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tenn. She has appeared at Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian, and the National Folk Festival. She has made numerous recordings, both solo and with Barbara Freeman, of Appalachian and international folktales. Among her honors are a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Storytelling Network and a Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association.

According to Regan-Blake’s website, www.storywindow.com, “Connie creates a supportive, playful and challenging atmosphere as she guides you on a journey of finding, celebrating and reclaiming your ‘true voice.’  Along the way, there is practical help for deeper listening and personal enrichment; and for some, finding and polishing stories for telling in the classroom, board room, informal gatherings and on the stage.”

Her workshop topics include the how-tos of deep listening skills, your innate capacity as a storyteller, drawing on personal and cultural images and memories to shape the narrative, and cultivating the bond between teller and listener.

Workshop registration fee is $85 (includes presentation, handouts and box lunch). The program will take place in the Gamache-Koger Theater of the Ringhaver Student Center, Flagler College campus. Free parking is available at the Markland Lot adjacent to the Student Center. Register online today at: http://fhbookfest.com/

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