Workshop Agenda

Heart and Soul Storytelling Workshop Agenda



Pre-workshop Preparation


 •    One-page Overview of Storytelling and Land-use Planning

 •    Explore sheet of links about the role of storytelling in community action


•    Story Preparation Assignment






3:30 – 4:30  p.m.


Exercise One:  Object Stories

Taking the plunge by telling one-minute stories based on the object brought to the workshop and its relationship to our connection to the town



4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Presentation/Conversation on the Role of Storytelling in H & S


   * Considering the larger context of the role stories and storytelling can play in community engagement/participatory action efforts around land use

    * Integrating storytelling into the two-year H & S  process  (cycles or waves of stories, moving from past-based to present to future stories)

    * Narrowing the thematic focus: What kinds of stories do we need to hear?

    * Being inclusive and honoring the spectrum of voices while achieving results

    * Taking A Tour of Media Options: Print-based, conversation-based, audio capture, image-based and multimedia

    * Exploring guidelines for capturing, sharing and using stories (permissions, sensitivity issues)



5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Telling One’s Own Story about Place/Land Use

Exercise Two: Sharing story drafts/Learning to facilitate oral storytelling events



6:30 – 7:00 p.m.




7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Catching Other People’s Stories about Place, Part One

Exercise Three:  Asking good questions, getting great answer

Exercise Four:  Recording the interview




*Note:  I have revised this agenda based on the answers to the survey. 


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Exercise Five: Editing the Audio Story


9:00– 9:20 a.m.

Presentation/Demonstration: Telling a Land-use Story through Multiple Media

Audio/Image or Text/Image


9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Exercise Six: Creating a Two-media Story as Argument


11:00- noon


Planning for participation, waves of storytelling, and land-use action