Classes

Nonfiction

  • Term: Summer 2022
  • Start Date: July 30, 2022
  • End Date: July 31, 2022
  • Day of Week: Saturday, Sunday
  • Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Storytelling in a Flash (IN-PERSON)

Learn how to use your untapped humanity and embarrassing moments in a way that can reach a wide audience via oral storytelling. Each student leaves class with a six- to ten-minute showcase-able set of autobiographical material. The first day of class will be filled with fun exercises to derive all the life experience that already lies within you. From that hilarious material, you will find your final piece. The second class will focus on polishing and perfecting your story.

This class may be moved online for some or all sessions depending on the COVID-19 public health guidelines and Hugo House’s current in-person program policy. We are monitoring the situation daily. Hugo House prioritizes the health of our students and staff.

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Margot Leitman

Margot Leitman

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Margot Leitman is an award-winning storyteller, best-selling author, speaker and teacher. A former story scout for "This American Life," she is considered a leading expert in the growing field of storytelling. Leitman has written two books on the subject: the best-selling, Long Story Short- the Only Storytelling Guide You'll Ever Need and her latest What’s Your Story? A Workbook For the Storyteller in All of Us both from Sasquatch Books. Her comedic memoir, Gawky…Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase is available from Seal Press/ Perseus Books.