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Springboards for Stories

February 1, 2019 all-day
481 Kipling Road
Brattleboro VT
525 or less for local commuters
Jackson Gillman

For the 13th consecutive year, Jackson Gillman will offer this weekend workshop in the inspirational setting of Rudyard Kipling’s historic Brattleboro home, “Naulakha” (Hindi for “jewel without price”). It will be held February 1-4, 2019.
The goal is to help individuals develop stories by doing some exploratory mining of personal experiences, and consider ways to refine, polish and share those nuggets. “Listener as co-creator” and peer coaching are also promoted in this workshop. Each session is open to 5-7 people who’d like to delve into something new with communal spirit, and opportunities for group critique and personal coaching. Participants with any range of experience are welcome including people who don’t consider themselves performers at all.
Just being at “Naulakha” is inspiring and coupled with collective synergy, participants have invariably come away enriched, fired up with many new personal story ideas to work on. And some folks have come with an existing project on which they’ve been able to make great progress.
Three nights lodging (bedrooms with twin beds), gourmet meals, communal zeal and inspiration, all for $575. (Or $525 with an advance, refundable deposit and significantly less for local commuters not needing lodging.) A separate retreat for veteran performers will also be offered afterward. Contact Jackson for more details or questions and note that sessions can fill early.