Spotlight On You – a 3 to 4 hour workshop which includes lessons about storytelling structure, character development and other techniques for creating dramatic, engaging and true, personal stories. Class size is limited so all students will be given the opportunity to write, share at least one story, and receive critical feedback.
You must register in advance to be given access code.
November 12, 2023 at 1:30pm, led by Jessica Robinson
January 7, 2024 at 1:30pm, led by Jessica Robinson
February 17, 2024 at 2:00pm, led by Jack Scheer
Class sizes are limited to no more than 8 registrants so that each attendee will have time to share a story and receive critical feedback. Because the workshops will be over Zoom, participants can also record their own stories and feedback and save the recording for future reference.
Jessica Robinson founded Better Said Than Done in 2011. In addition to performing locally in the DC Metro area, Jessica has performed at Exchange Place at the International Storytelling Festival, appeared on PBS’ “Stories from the Stage,” and in the Women’s Storytelling Festival. She also shared stories on the BonkersBrit, Full Spirals, Orchid Story, and Funny Parents Podcasts.
In 2022, Jessica was a featured teller at the Stone Soup Festival, the Washington Folk Festival, and the Allegheny Highlands Story Festival. In 2023, she was a featured storyteller for the Florida Storytelling Festival and the Hampton Storytelling Festival, and was presented with the ORACLE Award from the National Storytelling Network.
Jessica is a teaching artist and presenter who has led workshops, presentations and webinars for The Brookings Institution, The World Bank, Jack Morton International, The Story Center, Story Crossroads, and at several Festivals, Libraries, and Community Centers, as well as for and through Better Said Than Done. Jessica is a contributing author to the anthology Roar:True Tales of Women Warriors and author of the novel Caged. https://www.bettersaidthandone.com/storyteller/