workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Storytelling Your Life

Every Life Has a Story That Matters

With Chris Wells.

Sep 24–29, 2023


Member: $380.00

Standard: $425.00

Microphone and stool on stage

Gain a deeper understanding of the creative process as you journey through significant events of your life guided by award-winning writer Chris Wells.

Telling your own story has the potential to illuminate a deeper understanding of yourself, your purpose, and where you are on your own path.

In this joyful and engaging exploration of life, designed exclusively for Omega Arts Week, award-winning storyteller Chris Wells leads you on an adventure of discovering your greatest stories.

Through an evocative combination of conversations, writing prompts, and assignments designed to take you on a journey of rediscovery through the most significant events of your life, you gain practical and effective tools for making art from life experience.

Your creations are shared at the end of the week as the retreat culminates in a transformative storytelling performance. Folks leave with a story they can tell on their feet, as well as a more integrated, empowered self.

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Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.

Things to Bring

Faculty asks that you bring the following items with you to the course:

  • One idea to work on for the duration
  • Materials for writing (If you write on a laptop, bring it. Pen and paper? Bring them, etc.)
  • An object that is personally revealing (This is intentionally vague: some people bring food, or flowers, or a photo of their family, a memento—it's up to you)
  • One fancy garment (a sparkly shawl, a top, a vest)
  • A version of someone else's story that you love (A book, essay, movie, etc., up to you)
  • A photo of an artistic hero (Preferably a tangible image but if you can only find it in digital form, that's cool)

Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Sep 24–29, 2023

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  • Chris Wells

    Chris Wells is an Obie award-winning writer, actor, and community leader who is the founding...