On Campus Program

Speaking Your Truth First Steps into the Art of Storytelling


Learn the art of personal storytelling in a low-stakes, information-packed, highly entertaining workshop designed for people with little or no previous storytelling experience. Explore storytelling for personal and professional development, to challenge yourself, and improve your communication and writing skills. Get the attention of colleagues, family, and friends—maybe even take it the stage someday and perform!

Come explore

  • Methods for generating story ideas from life experiences
  • Simple, highly effective strategies for crafting an entertaining, engaging story
  • The development of humor, suspense, and stakes in storytelling
  • Games designed to help you speak on the spur of the moment, and how to apply the skills taught in class to everyday storytelling.

You will be invited (but not required) to develop your own story to present to the class for critique.

Included in Your Stay


Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to More Than 100 Acres

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Suitable For
Program Theme
All Creative Expression


Matthew Dicks is an elementary school teacher, best-selling author, and cofounder of Speak Up, a storytelling organization that produces shows throughout New England.

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