In collaboration with New Routes, Old Roots (ARU) and WOW Norwich, True Stories Live ran a series of fantastic workshops for female story-tellers at New Routes integration project in Norwich. Under the expert guidance of Molly Naylor and Lucy Farrant (workshop leaders), the story-tellers took part in a variety of story-telling games and collaborative activities that encouraged them to think about the structure, pacing and deliveries of stories. At the end of each session, the story-tellers performed their tales (some fictional, some real-life) to each other and invited members from New Routes integration project.

As part of the ‘Story Circles’ project, each workshop aimed to help the story-tellers to:
• develop their oral and written communication skills in English
• learn new story-telling techniques and practices
• develop team-workings skills
• gain confidence to publish or perform their stories to wider audiences

The workshops were such a huge success that some of the story-tellers are planning to take part in the brilliant Trues Stories Live evenings at Norwich Arts Centre.
More details about True Stories Live can be found here.

‘Story Circles’ is led by Dr Jeannette Baxter in association with Norwich-based writers and story-tellers.