Tue, 10 Oct|
CYFARWYDD - An Enchantment of Women's Stories
A course for women. As winter draws in, come gather over hot brews and herbal drinks, look deep into the story cauldron and taste the inspiration within. There will be laughter. There may be tears. Friendships will kindle and stories will be shared and the heart-hearth will be forever warmer.
Time & Location
10 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 19 Dec 2023, 21:00
About the event
This is an autumnal journey for women into a profound relationship with stories, women's stories. This may be a step on your path to becoming a storyteller, or simply a way to come into a deeper connection with the timeless wisdom of myths and folktales. The outcome doesn’t matter. It’s the spell cast by the relationship with a story that is paramount here: being allured by it, dancing with it, allowing it to work its magic and allowing it to story you.
Cyfarwydd, (pronounced: cuv-ahrr-oeth) the title of this course, is the Welsh (Brythonic~old British) word for storyteller. The root of the word means to give guidance. Furthermore, the word is one and the same as the old Welsh (Brythonic) word for magic. Storytelling then, may have been considered a kind of enchantment; narrative spells that transport the listener to a place where the deep truths of the tale can work magic on listening ears, on an open heart, on the receptive soul.
What past participants have said:
"Thank you very much for the beautiful, intriguing, challenging Cyfarwydd storytelling course! I am so very glad that I signed up! ~ Maureen
"There is always a surprise, thank you so much as I think this is one of the most beautiful courses I have been on. ~ Delia
"Absolutely wonerful! I loved this journey and thank you so much for making this happen! ~ Sharon
On this course, the aim is to support you to lift a story from the page, maybe to tell it, maybe to work with it and allow it to work on you. There are many reasons why you might want to tell stories. The process is alchemical. The audience could be family, friends, a community of women, the dog, cat or gerbil, or the land itself as part of deep work re-storying and honouring the landscape. And perhaps you don’t want to tell at all. Perhaps you just want to embody the story, have it live with you, work its enchantment upon you. But to be clear, this isn't a writing course, we will be following the oral storytelling tradition here - though you may find as past participants have, that it supports and inspires your writing and other creative endeavours.
These sessions will be held online in a safe, nurturing space, so that you can maybe find your voice, kindle your creativity, grow your skills, inspire projects or simply follow your whims into story depths. We will leave judgement at the door, gather over hot brews and herbal drinks, look deep into the story cauldron and taste the inspiration within. There will be laughter. There may be tears. Friendships will kindle and stories will be shared and the heart-hearth will be forever warmer for it. The stories of women will be served and shared and heard in all the worlds.
Six sessions over three months. 2 hours per session, Tuesdays 6.30pm -8.30pm GMT
£180. £90 deposit (non refundable) secures your place, balance to be paid by 8th October. This covers tutoring for each session, course notes, videos of the sessions for you to watch again or catch up if you miss a session, and story materials for your use.
SESSION DATES AND THEMES
Session 1. Tuesday 10 October, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Finding the story bones
Session 2. Tuesday 24 October, 6.30 - 8.30pm GMT
Fleshing the bones
Session 3. Tuesday 7 November, 6.30pm - 8.30pm GMT
Singing a story into relationship
Session 4. Tuesday 21 November, 6.30pm - 8.30pm GMT
The Magic of Meaning
Session 5. Tuesday 5 December, 6.30pm - 8.30pm GMT
Weaving ourselves with story
Session 6. Tuesday 19 December 6.30pm - 9pm GMT
In service to story
The tutoring elements of the sessions will be recorded and available to course participants.
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