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Saturday September 30

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2:30 PM     4:30 PM

Saturday, September 30
Two-hour session

Aprille Byam

Aprille Byam, aka Storychick, helps people understand how stories can improve their lives and the greater Rochester community through radio ( Saturdays at 10am), performances throughout the year, classes, and special projects, including  Balloon Adventure and the Rochester Fringe Festival. Always eager to make connections, Aprille also runs the Icarus Sessions (monthly artist meetups) and is a cultural agent with the US Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC). Born and raised in the greater Rochester area, she loves to cook,
read, and enjoy the wonder that surrounds us daily.

The craft of storytelling has been practiced by humans for thousands of years, both as an art and as a powerful way to build human connections. The process of crafting and sharing our own stories provides us an opportunity to reflect on and digest our life experiences. Equally powerful is learning to actively listen to the stories of others. Honest and open listening allows us to better understand, empathize with, and empower others.

Come join us for an afternoon of story building and sharing. Learn fundamentals of story construction and delivery. Pair up to create and share stories in a small team. We'll work on crafting a story in several rounds---each time inviting someone to share and getting opportunities for critique. At the end of the session, we'll all share our stories and select our favorites.