Learn to connect through storytelling

By Press Release

Do you want to learn how to better tell stories? Come to Cedaredge Community United Methodist Church for a 10-hour class, "Connecting Through Storytelling," from Feb. 15-18. There are only 10 openings --register early.

The leader is veteran storyteller and storytelling teacher, Kitty Dutenhaver. She trained at Second City in Chicago and is completing a book, "Storytelling for Older Adults." She is the host and co-producer of "Storytelling By Older Adults For Older Adults" at Celtic Knot Pub, Evanston, Ill. Dutenhaver, with graduate degrees in law and religion, is a retired law professor and mediator.

Past participants say these things: "I did not like her (a person in the class) before I took the class. Now that I have heard her stories, I would like to get to know her better." "At first I worried I had no stories to tell. Then I was surprised I actually did have stories and even more surprised when people listened." "I wondered how I would last through (the whole) class, but the time flew by." "I never thought I could say so much in three minutes." "Can we have a class reunion?"

All participants need to attend all sessions: Thursday, Feb. 15, 5-8 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 16, 5-8 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to noon at Cedaredge United Methodist Church.

On Saturday afternoon, voluntary half-hour presentation tutorials will be available.

The entire cost is $30. To register or for more information, contact Pamela Gubkin at the church office as soon as possible, 970-856-3696 or cedaredgecumc@tds.net.