The Art & Practice of Oral Storytelling


This unit addresses performance skills and contemplative listening as well as tools for storytelling from memory. These tools and practices will be identified and explored, drawing on a repertoire of sacred texts and poetry from major religious traditions.

Field work and in-class storytelling are essential. A key assessment task records and reflects on the process of story selection and presentation to an audience in a community context. Attention will be paid to verbal and non-verbal elements, building students’ confidence and capacity to engage their audiences.

Because it is difficult to duplicate these processes of small group rehearsal and reflection we urge you to quarantine the dates and times for the intensive.

Friday & Saturday 1 & 2 September         10am –  5.30pm
Friday & Saturday 15 & 16 September     10am – 5.30pm
Thursday 21 September                          7.30pm – 9.30pm

Friday, 1 Sep 2017 – Saturday, 2 Sep 2017
Friday, 15 Sep 2017 – Saturday, 16 Sep 2017
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday, 21 Sep 2017
The Centre for Theology & Ministry
29 College Cres., Parkville VIC 3052