StoryPower® Workshops by Meg Lippert

Meg teaching a workshop

I offer workshops for children, for teachers, and for adults. Workshops will be tailored to special needs and interests—I love a good challenge! I teach workshops focused on storytelling, writing, improvised dramatization, collecting multicultural folk tales, and recreating family stories. I focus workshops on various curriculum goals and content areas depending on the needs and interests of your community.

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I began teaching in high school when I ran a summer crafts program for children and taught swimming at our neighborhood pool. In Tanzania I taught literacy to women and in Guatemala I taught kindergarten. I taught elementary school in public school in Harlem in New York, started a non-graded elementary school in Hoboken, New Jersey, and taught in an independent elementary school in New York. I taught children's literature and storytelling to graduate students at Teachers College Columbia University, Bank Street College, and Seattle Pacific University. Now I teach writing for children at the University of Washington extension program and I teach journalism and playwriting to high school students at Interagency Academy, Seattle Public Schools. I love teaching. To bring different people together around telling and listening to stories is an honor and a privilege. I seek opportunities to build communities of students, of teachers, of families, of storytellers and storylisteners. The power of stories grows exponentially as stories are told and retold. The power of stories to change, to transform, to nourish, to evoke belly laughs—that's what I long for.