Improvising Stories - before creation comes imagination!

By Ana Sousa Gavin

23 September 2017 (Sat)
9:30am – 12:30pm

Goodman Arts Centre, Block E, #03-32, 90 Goodman Road, S'pore 439053

Course Fee: $50.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.50

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SYNOPSIS

Every person has a wealth of life experiences and memories stored in them, waiting to be told through stories. In this hands-on workshop, adults will learn to improvise stories by playing games and telling the stories orally.

The games played during the workshop will trigger the participants’ imagination and memories which they will use to create stories.

This workshop is suitable for storytellers, writers, illustrators, teachers, parents and everyone who enjoys using their imagination and building on their communication skills.

 

AIMS

Play improvisation games that will allow participants to:

-          Understand how a character in an interesting story is driven by goal and motive

-          Learn the key elements of stories so they can create stories on the spot

-          Think and speak “on their feet”

-          Accept and build on the ideas contributed by others

-          Dramatise situations

About the trainer: Ana Sousa Gavin

Ana Sousa Gavin

Ana Sousa Gavin is an experienced professional storyteller and storytelling coach, qualified in Psychology and Early Years Education. She has a great passion for storytelling and believes that anyone can be a storyteller with their own personal style . She started telling stories to the public and conducting storytelling workshops in 2014. Later, in 2016, she founded two regular storytelling coaching groups and has since been organising several storytelling festivals and events.

Imagine More is the brand that Ana created to umbrella all events she organises, geared to activating one’s imagination and promoting empathy, so we can be better communicators.

Registration Details

ALAP’S BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT

ALAP’S BRING A FRIEND DISCOUNT: Enjoy a 10% discount on each ticket when you sign-up for two tickets in one purchase
Please request ALAP staff (alap@bookcouncil.sg) for the discount code, before registering and paying for the workshops via Eventbrite.

ALAP’s THREE N MORE DISCOUNT

ALAP’s THREE N MORE DISCOUNT:  Form a group of three and more and enjoy a 15% discount on each ticket in one purchase
Please request ALAP staff (alap@bookcouncil.sg) for the discount code, before registering and paying for the workshops via Eventbrite.

Capability Development Grant

The Capability Development Grant is open to individuals and organisations who have a strong track record of involvement in the arts at a professional level, and is able to demonstrate commitment to the long-term development of the arts in Singapore.

Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members

Kinokuniya Privilege card members can also enjoy a 10% discount on all our courses. Please share with us your membership card number by emailing alap@bookcouncil.sg  along with the workshop title.

Productivity and Innovation Credit Scheme (PIC)

Eligible businesess can enjoy tax savings in the form of cash payouts and/or tax deductions when they invest in training of employees. Attend our workshops and enjoy PIC credits, either as a 40% cash conversion payour rate or 400% tax deduction/allowances. For more information, visit IRAS’ Productivity and Innovation Credit Scheme.

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 25 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation of workshop, two weeks before the workshop date.

All ALAP workshops serve tea-breaks and provide course handouts.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances ( E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.