Personal Storytelling Intensive, February 11th – March 4th, Cape Town, South Africa

This 3-week storytelling course focuses on learning the art of telling true life, autobiographical stories to a group of listeners.

By the end of the course you will have the skills necessary to shape and craft any story that you want to tell, whether it’s around the kitchen table to your family and friends or to a room packed full of people!

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Telling True Life Tales, a storytelling course over 4 weekends, Ireland.

Be part of Ireland’s first ever Biographical storytelling training with Sue Hollingsworth, a Founder of the International School of Storytelling in the UK and our very own Award Winning storyteller, Neil Horgan in Dublin starting in April!

Many years ago Plato said, “The unexamined life is not worth living”. Telling stories from our lives invites us to look at our past and consider what is worth passing on to the future and what we have learnt along the way. Over this introductory series of four weekends, your two experienced teachers will take you through the delights and discipline of telling true life tales, guiding you gently to explore what qualities and skills are needed to tell these stories. There will be time to discuss questions such as: Has anything worth speaking about ever happened to me? Who would listen to my story? What makes it different from a casual reminiscence in a pub? Is it the same as telling a traditional story? And do you have to tell EVERYTHING?

The course is limited to 16 people and open to anyone over 28. It is ideal for beginners, those with some experience and tellers of traditional tales. The course will take place over 4 full weekends and will appeal to anyone interested in learning how to tell their own true life stories and improve their public speaking skills in a safe and creative space.

Dates: Dates: April 13-15th, July 7-8th, Sept 1st-2nd & Nov 3rd-4th 2018 (Fri 7pm – 9pm, Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 10am – 4pm)

Cost: €945 (Deposit of €250 – balance of €695 payable by 17/3/18), inclusive of all materials, training, lunch & tea & coffee on Saturday and Sunday. Some bursaries are available for eligible students.

Contact Neil to book or enquire about your suitability on

Storytelling in the Community, April 23rd – 28th, Istanbul, Turkey

Stories are one of the best ways of bringing people together. In today’s world where families and friends are often spread far afield, connections between people are often maintained by Facebook, Skype and Instagram. How can the ancient art of storytelling help rebuild our communities, whether that community is a far flung family, our friends, immediate neighbours, school, church or business?

Using a wide variety of stories and exercises, we will begin to explore how the storyteller can help us deal with loneliness, isolation and fragmentation and begin to create a new sense of community.

Suitable for experienced storytellers who want to move into facilitating processes through storytelling or beginners who already have facilitation skills.

Hosted by Seiba Storytelling. For further information, go to:


The Inner Wheel: Storytelling and the Greek Temperaments, June 9th- 16th, Amari, Crete

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Friends of Amari, this is a course for experienced storytellers who want to explore how an understanding of the Greek temperaments can take their storytelling to the next level!

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Centre for Narrative Leadership Summer Gathering, June 25th & 26th, Hawkwood College, UK

The annual gathering for all those involved in working with stories and storytelling in organisations.

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The Wounded Healer: Storytelling and Astrology with John Wadsworth. 8th – 15th September 2018, Greece

The story of Chiron, the wise and kindly centaur, is one of the most compelling of all Greek myths. Join us for an adventure to Pelion, the site of Chiron’s school for the Greek heroes, to the place where the greatest healer of his time sought the cure for his own wound.

During our week together we will explore our relationship to this myth through personal storytelling, the astrology of our birth charts and a wide range of artistic activities.

The planetoid Chiron, discovered in 1977, awakened the astrological imagination to the potency of this story and offers us keys to our own character and calling such as: How might a deeper understanding of our own woundedness release more creativity and compassion in our lives? What might it call forth forth from us and how might it inspire a more authentic response to the woundedness of the world?

This course is suitable for those with an interest in astrology or storytelling (or both) and who are drawn to work with the Delphic inscription: “Know Thyself”.

Venue: Aglaida Hotel, Tsagarada, Mount Pelion, Greece

Cost: £990 inclusive of accommodation in 3* hotel in twin bedded rooms with sea views, all meals, tuition, materials, transport from Volos in Greece, mid week excursion and local trips. Not included are transport to and from Volos and any drinks during the week.

Course Facilitators: Sue Hollingsworth & John Wadsworth.

John Wadsworth is a professional astrologer, teacher, writer and pioneer of embodied, experiential forms of astrological education. He has been practicing astrology professionally for over twenty years. He has been running the Kairos School of Astrology in Glastonbury since 2009, taking students from beginner to professional level. John holds an MA in Cultural Astronomy and is the founder of The Alchemical Journey, a Glastonbury Zodiac based mystery school programme. He is the author of, “Turning the Wheel of Your Zodiac Soul: Twelve Gateways to Wholeness”, to be published by Orion next March.


To book or for further information, please email John Wadsworth on

This Being Human: Telling True Life Tales. September 29th – October 6th. Findhorn Foundation, Scotland

Telling stories from our own lives invites us to look at our past and consider what is worth passing on into the future. This one week course provides an introduction to the delights and discipline of telling true life tales. Working with stories from our own lives that we want to be able to share with our families, friends or perhaps even an invited audience, we will be learning about what qualities and skills are needed to tell these stories well. There will be time to explore such questions as: has anything worth speaking about ever happened to me? Who would want to listen to my story anyway? What makes it any different from a chat about our lives over a cup of coffee? Is it the same as telling a traditional story? Do you have to tell EVERYTHING? And ultimately, how can the shaping and crafting of personal stories illuminate what it means to be human?

Costs: Tiered pricing of £1110 / £840 / £690 (including accommodation and all meals)

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Begin Telling True Life Tales! November 30th – December 2nd, Hawkwood College, England

Many people would love to share a story from their lives with family, friends or even a public audience. But where to begin? Most people when asked for a story say, “Oh, I can’t remember anything” or “I haven’t done anything remotely interesting” when every person obviously has a story to tell. And if you CAN remember something, how can you make sure it is interesting to anyone else?

This is an introduction to the delights of telling true life stories. In an atmosphere of serious fun and playful engagement, it is suitable for anyone, whether you have previous experience or not.

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