Presenters: Stephen Dinsmore and Matt Goldberg

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017

Time: 2:00-3:30pm

Location: A-314


Everyone has a story to tell – and research points to clear benefits of integrating storytelling skills into the classroom. In this workshop we will present lively examples of personal-story forms in different media; distribute pedagogical materials adaptable to a wide variety of courses, interests, and levels; and lead interactive exercises designed to engage even reticent or at-risk students. As well, we will discuss resources for students and teachers who want to share stories through public readings, contests, and websites – on campus and beyond.

About the Presenters

Vanier College English teachers Matt Goldberg and Stephen Dinsmore are currently collaborating on a project to encourage students and other members of the Vanier community to develop and exchange their stories in a multitude of ways. Matt is the founder and eight-year director of Confabulation, a monthly all-true storytelling series, based in Montreal, Victoria and Toronto. Stephen has worked as a freelance writer and independent radio producer.


Personal Storytelling as a Teaching Tool

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