Ghost Stories in the Folk Tradition
Ghost Stories in the Folk Tradition with Regan Wann
This class will explore ghost storytelling traditions: the tropes, tales, and terror that make a scary narrative tick. Students will roam the darkened halls of various story genres, interact with existing tales, and develop their own stories (or variants of stories) for use in personal, professional, and even public storytelling opportunities.
This course will be highly interactive and we will be actively engaging with one another as well as using our minds and voices. Willingness to improvise in the moment, offer and receive supportive criticism, and push your creativity, potentially beyond your comfort zone, will be part of the experience. We will be interacting with history, personal stories, and fiction in this course.
Oral storytelling is as old as people. Join the long tradition and bring your voice to share!
Prerequisites: No prerequisites, anyone interested in storytelling is welcome.
Recommended: I recommend bringing paper and writing utensil and possibly also a device/app on which you can record yourself to each class meeting.
Age: Ages 16 and above, please. Some mature content may be discussed.
Instructor: Regan Wann can be reached at (502) 523-2515 or by email if you have additional questions about the course itself.