Storytelling Workshops

Highline Heritage Museum
Dates: 7/6/2022 and 9/7/2022, 6-7:30 PM

We are never more convincing than when we tell our own stories.  Everybody has them. Sharing them is both rewarding and fun but benefits from careful preparation.  Spend an hour and a half with two experienced storytellers and pick up some of the tips of the trade.

These workshops are being offered in conjunction with the 7 Stories programs offered monthly at the Highline Heritage Museum. Before you come to the workshop think of a story from your life that can be told in a minute or two.  Storytelling is a lot like playing jazz – it requires both careful preparation in getting ready and improvisation in presenting.  We will discuss both aspects and help you hone the story you bring with you into something you would be proud to present.

Workshop leaders Barbara and Ron Hammond just celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary.  “Storytelling is a family tradition in both of our birth families.  We read and told stories to our four children until the youngest went off to college – starting with the likes of The Carrot Seed and ending with Mary Oliver and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe. Barbara studied storytelling with the great Spencer Shaw at UW as part of her training as a children’s librarian.  Ron just wings it.”

The workshops will be held at the Highline Heritage Museum, 819 SW 152nd Street, Burien. To sign up go to or e-mail






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