The Story of Story

Instructor:  Brenda Smith

  • Zoom Class
  • 6 sessions, Wednesdays 1-4pm April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19
  • Text recomended
  • $20

This class is intended to help participants weave a story that will literally rewire the listener’s/reader’s brain by understanding how our brains process sensory data and emotional content. We will discover tools that give a story maximum impact. We will practice constructing story components that are vital to creating memorable impressions. There will be short writing assignments both in class and at home which will be shared and discussed from both perspectives of story teller and listener. By the end of the class participants will have completed their own memorable short story. This class is appropriate for all levels of story tellers/writers.

Highly recommended but not required – Wired for Story: The writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence by Lisa Cron
Participants will be provided with all course materials needed by E-mail.

Brenda Smith earned a Master’s Degree in Philanthropy and Media from Suffolk College. This year long intensive program was taught in the Production Studios of the PBS Series “The Visionaries” by award winning producers, directors, photographers and editors. Brenda did an internship working closely with a producer of the PBS Children’s show ZOOM. She also honed her own story telling skills as a contributor to RCTV Community television in Reading, MA. Many of her Cable broadcasts earned awards of excellence including a Telly Award.