Storytelling II: Advanced Storycraft

Kursnummer: 10518

In this storytelling workshop we will work with your own material – from notes you have already gathered for a story to news stories already written/ published. We will focus on crafting a storyboard, which is the key to being able to write a narrative. Then we progress, storyboard „panel“ by panel, writing a story based on their own work. Monday session will have a storyboard focus. >>> Apply now

Note: This Workshop is open to those who’ve participated in the fjum-seminar „Storytelling I: From News to Narrative“ or to those who’ve participated in the fjum_storytelling summerschool in Portland.

How this course is scheduled:

Monday: Brief introduction/review of the tools of journalist/ storyteller: Description, Narration, Exposition. Focus on description and engaging the senses and crafting a storyboard.

Tuesday: Writing dialog. Narrating action. Making a character come alive (description, dialog, narration). The place of exposition.

Wednesday: Crafting a scene (description, narration, exposition).

Thursday: Editorial conference day

Wednesday or Thursday or Friday afternoon: Private feedback session (30-40 min. per participant). 


Your Trainer:

Lauren Kessler ( is an American journalist and the award-winning author of 9 books who combines lively narrative with deep research to explore everything from the seemingly romantic but oh-so-gritty world of ballet to the wild, wild west of the anti-aging movement, from the stormy seas of the mother-daughter relationship to the hidden world of Alzheimer’s sufferers.

Her books have been Wall Street Journal and People magazine „best“ selections, Washington Post and Los Angles Times bestsellers. She has written for the New York Times magazine, Los Angeles Times magazine, O (Oprah) magazine and The Nation among others. Her book of essays on the art and craft of writing, Gute Texte, was just recently published in Austria.

She blogs at about wellness and living an engaged life. Kessler is an international speaker and workshop leader and the creator of two graduate programs in narrative journalism at the University of Oregon.

14.05.2018 - 17.05.201809:00 - 15:00
Lauren Kessler
Karl-Farkas-Gasse 18, 1030 Wien Anfahrtsplan