Storytelling in a Flash

with Margot Leitman

Genres: Nonfiction

Online

Open to all levels

4 Sessions

Start Date: July 9, 2023
End Date: July 30, 2023
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
5 seats left!
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

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

she/her

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

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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