Storytelling Performance: Learning the Story

Storytelling Performance: Learning the Story with Bobbie Pell

Found a great story but need help transitioning from the page to the stage? Veteran teller, Bobbie Pell, will share professional techniques to support you on this journey. Process elements include story choices, scenario block outlining, and scene play for the structure reproduction. Exercises will then help students to layer the story with vivid imagery, crafted dialogue, and personal mnemonics to assist in story flow and delivery. Use of short folklore tales during the class will enable students to be successful with the process which can then be applied to stories of any length or content. Whether telling for family and friends or in professional settings, this class will create a solid foundation for any teller!

This class is presented in collaboration with John C. Campbell Folk School and Lessonface. Class capacity is 10 students. Registration closes on November 13, 2023. Students are invited to attend a large group Orientation and Closing Ceremony to connect with various classes online.

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All levels

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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.


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The class will meet for three weekly 120-min live online sessions on Tuesdays at 7 pm ET | 4 pm PT on the schedule below. The first session is on November 14.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Storytelling Performance: Learning the Story
Bobbie Pell

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.

Refund Policy: To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Materials kit fees are non-refundable.

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Bobbie Pell

Bobbie Pell

For over 35 years, Bobbie Pell has shared her love of story with audiences of all ages through written works, storytelling performances, and workshops. Her specialty area, Celtic folklore and traditions, focuses on faerie lore, ballads, and archetypical myths. Her first book, THE HIGHLAND HEART, explores themes of true love, faerie encounters, and a hero's journey to wholeness.  She also tells world folk and fairy tales filled with universal truths to show how Story explores the human heart. Bobbie's first faerie tale collection, JUST ONE WISH, won the national Honor Book Award for Adult Readers by NSN in 2017. 

By combining her love of ancient Celtic traditions with storytelling and...

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