Workshop format: Brian will give a short presentation about how to craft and deliver a story to motivate people to feel different emotions and even modify their behavior. Students will create their own 1-3 minute story and present it to the group.
Who should attend this workshop: Any student who wants to effectively communicate the need for environmental behavior change. Applies to students interested in environmental policy, education, behavior change, communication/marketing, business, or community outreach.
From this workshop, students will:
1. Learn how to evoke a desired emotion or response from the audience
2. Practice incorporating literary devices into a story
3. Create a story outline
4. Develop understanding of elements that make an effective story and what you need to be a successful storyteller
Brian Short is an award-winning fiction writer. He lives in Ann Arbor, where he works as a teacher, book reviewer, and audio producer. He has been teaching writing classes for over ten years, including courses at the University of Michigan, the Interlochen Summer Arts Program, and as part of the JET Program. He produces the Ann Arbor Moth Storyslam and was a featured speaker at this fall's Ignite Ann Arbor. Follow him on twitter @andessurvivor.