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Summer Storytelling Institute Retreat with Rona Leventhal

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Summer Storytelling Institute Retreat with Rona Leventhal

Time: August 6, 2010 at 9:30am to August 8, 2010 at 2:30pm
Location: Angel's Rest Retreat and Conference Center, Leyden, MA
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Phone: 413-586-0624
Event Type: workshop, retreat, professional, development
Latest Activity: Jul 25, 2010

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Third Annual Storytelling Institute Retreat in the Hills of Western Massachusetts!

Immerse yourself in in the power of storytelling - as an educational tool, as a way to connect with others on a very human level and as a tool for creative growth .... then immerse yourself in the soothing waters of the hot tub! Or the refreshing waters of the pool! Or the peaceful energy of the forest!

"People would be crazy not to attend - the opportunity to get taught and coached by Rona Leventhal in a place of beauty - it's a no-brainer!" Andy Davis, Storyteller, Workshop Participant, Director, World Fellowship Center, NH

The dates: Friday morning, August 6 - Sunday afternoon, August 8 (three days)

Where: Leyden, Massachusetts in the Rolling Hills of Western Massachusetts (just below the VT border)

What: A three day immersion into the Art of Storytelling, physicality in stories through improv theatre and movement, tools for improved communication skills, application to many professions, personal growth and FUN!

Here's some more important Info:

*Recommend this workshop to a friend or Colleague and you both get a $25 discount… addition to any other discounts you’re entitled to!

* If you have a partner who would like to come along for a vacation without attending the workshop, they can come for the low rate of only $185! This would necessitate registering for a private room (second or third tier on the registration form).

Extras: Two hot tubs, a swimming pool, hiking trails, backcountry roads, beautifully prepared meals, massage therapy on the premises upon request (extra fee)

Extras for Massachusetts Teachers: 20 PDP's!! A Certificate of Completion is available for teachers in other states

For some people this is a professional training; for others it is a chance for personal growth; still others come just for the fun of it!

Who Might That Be?: Teachers, librarians, business and medical professionals, lawyers, public speakers, religious leaders and educators, therapists, and…. anyone who wants to explore the art of storytelling, improve your communication skills, expand your creativity and your ability to “image” things and who wants to have a fun, growthful experience!

The Institute IS LIMITED TO 14 PARTICIPANTS, so sign up early to ensure a spot, take advantage of the TWO early bird discount and ensure your preferred choice of sleeping rooms.

Wanna know more?? Go to
Read all about the workshop and storytelling, or scroll down to the bottom for the nitty gritty details and a link to the registration page. Or call 413-586-0624.

So bring your hiking shoes! Bring your bicycle! Bring your swim suit! Bring your book or knitting, or games! And bring your creative juices and let's delve into this wonderful ancient, modern, transformative, powerful source of our humanity - the telling and sharing of tales!

Stories for Work, Stories for Life!

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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