Author Readings and Lectures

Workshop: Create Your Story of Challenge

Part of Storytelling: A Workshop Series
Saturday, 3/2/2024
2:00 - 3:30
West Portal Children's Area
West Portal

190 Lenox Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
United States

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Learn basic storytelling techniques and discover your authentic voice in this interactive workshop series. Personal, ageless, inclusive—the art of traditional storytelling is for everyone. 

In this session we will be crafting our stories of challenge.  Whatever a particular challenge meant to you, you faced it down, and became the wiser. Whenever you tell that story, you hope to teach a life lesson, a moral, and empower others to avoid the same conflict or learn how to overcome it.  In this workshop you'll create an empowering tale to inspire others!

Upcoming themes include your defining story, and family folklore.  Workshop participants are invited to share their stories at our Workshop Participants’ Showcase on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Registration required.  Call 415-355-2886 to register for one workshop or the whole series.

Presented by Kate Farrell, author, librarian, founder of the Word Weaving Storytelling Project.

Engage with your favorite writers and discover your next read.

Exercise your power of imagination with programs that encourage hands-on projects for adults. For craft programs, all materials are provided, unless noted.

This program is sponsored by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Attending Programs

For questions about the program or help registering, contact sfplcpp@sfpl.orgAll programs are drop-in (no registration necessary) unless otherwise noted. All SFPL locations are wheelchair accessible. For accommodations (such as ASL or language interpretation), call (415) 557-4557 or contact Requesting at least 3 business days in advance will help ensure availability.

Notice: This event may be filmed or photographed. By participating in this event, you consent to have your likeness used for the Library’s archival purposes and promotional materials. If you do not want to be photographed, please inform a staff person or the photographer. A sticker will be provided to help identify you so that we can avoid capturing your image.

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The views and opinions expressed in programs presented by groups unaffiliated with SFPL do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SFPL or the City.