QueenMode Collective Presents: The Truth About Telling Your Story
In this 3-Part Online Workshop you will learn how and why our Indigenous ancestors from all over the world told their stories. In each session you will gain an intimate understanding of the importance of keeping wisdom, tradition and culture alive through storytelling. This is an opportunity to explore the deeper emotions behind the stories you want to tell; bringing forth an authentic awareness of how you share your story; and inviting you to bring your creativity to life through your expressed emotional connection to your words & your audience. You will learn how to apply the techniques of the Auteur Theory, creating & expressing your own unique & distinct ‘Authority’ within your writing.
When: Thursday 28 January, 4 & 11 February at 1pm – 2.30pm Where: Online via Zoom Cost: $80 members, $100 non-members
In this session we explore the sentiment behind why you have become a writer; and why you want to share the stories you do.
Format: Introduction Presentation by Anthea Balfour; followed by each participant getting an opportunity to share their story; and explore the emotional depth & nuances within it. x1 Somatic Free Writing exercise to emotionally connect to your story.
Session 2: Mind Your Language
In this session we explore the concept of our ‘words create worlds’ – What words are you using in your writing; does it align with the story you want to tell? Do your words portray the imagery you want to convey, and the feelings you want your reader to engage in?
Format: Introduction Presentation by Anthea Balfour on our Mother Tongue & The importance of Language; followed by each participant getting an opportunity to explore their own identity as a storyteller through their use of language; and x1 Writing exercise for participants to show & tell.
Session 3: Evocative Engagement
In this final session participants are invited to recreate, add to or re-write the story they are telling, applying the techniques learned & personal discoveries made.
Format: Introduction Presentation by Anthea Balfour on the healing power of evocative writing; followed by each participant getting an opportunity to ask questions relating to their own writing style & stories. Free Writing exercise & peer feedback.
Who is it for
This series is for any new or seasoned author, who wants to enrich & substantiate their writing style and create a deeper connection through their words, with their audience; as well as for writers who want to learn and apply the techniques of the Auteur Theory, from a writers’ perspective to create & express their own unique & distinct ‘Authority’ within their writing.
About Anthea Balfour
Anthea Balfour is a proud Khoisan woman, Indigenous to South Africa & has called Australia home for the past 9 years. As a Somatic Psychotherapist, trained in psycholinguistics & Compassionate Inquiry; Anthea teaches transformative storytelling through self-awareness. With over a decade of experience with writing & communication in journalism, editorial, commercial and academic papers, Anthea offers her students a unique insight into both the technical & and heart-lead skills to becoming a confident and authentic writer.