• Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: July 9, 2023
  • End Date: July 30, 2023
  • Day of Week: Sunday
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $240.00
  • Member Price: $216.00

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Storytelling in a Flash

Come with an open mind and leave class with a polished autobiographical story. The first three classes will feature fun exercises to derive all the life experience that already lies within you. From that hilarious material comes the final piece. The last class focuses on polishing and perfecting your story, which can stand alone or be a part of a larger work. Many students go on to produce one-person shows, perform on the storytelling circuit, or complete their memoir.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

Margot Leitman

Margot Leitman


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