You do not have have to be a practiced storyteller or identify as a writer, or performer, of any kind to contribute to this project. Just interview yourself! Ask yourself the questions from the inspiration page, and share what comes to mind. Here are some upcoming events if you want some more support, but don’t sweat it. All you need to do is be yourself, and answer the questions. 

Upcoming Events

Celebrate Fiesta Cultural with Storytelling!!

(si prefieres un taller en español, haz un clic aquí: https://storyhelix.wordcrafters.org/planificacion/ )

ENGLISH LANGUAGE WORKSHOP

Join author Dante Zúñiga-West to celebrate Fiesta Cultural with your stories!

Thursday, November 18 | 6-8pm

Got a family story you don’t want to be lost? Come online and save that story! Dante will talk to us about oral and written storytelling traditions. Then we will compose and share our stories, and then record them to have as a remembrance for your friends and family.

The class will be offered in English, but you can share your stories in whichever language you feel most comfortable.

This workshop will have:

A safe place to gather and discuss the process and art of storytelling, and share them with a group of other storytellers.
Encouragement and guidance in telling your own stories.

About the Instructor: Dante Zúñiga-West is a Blaxican storyteller who lives in the coastal mountain range. He is author of the novel Rumble Young Man Rumble (2014, Zharmae Press) and a founder of the Stonecutter’s Union. His writing is frequently published in alternative newspapers, lifestyle magazines, and adventure journals. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Cal Arts and a BA in Creative Writing and Mixed Media from The Evergreen State College. He serves as Head of School at the Wellsprings Friends School.

Thursday, November 18
6-8 PM PDT

Springfield Library Online Zoom Studio

Free and open to the public

Meeting Link


This free workshop is brought to you by Lane Arts Council as part of Fiesta Cultural, Springfield Public Library, and Wordcrafters in Eugene.

If you are itching for some more writing workshops, check out Wordcrafters in Eugene‘s classes!

Past Events

FROM A BLANK PAGE TO A COMPLETE TALE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR!

Tuesday June 15, 6pm

Our first mixtape theme is “Belonging,” and the deadline to submit is coming up soon.

This is an optional work session to help you meet the deadline. We will pick a prompt, jot down thoughts, do a little editing with some storytelling techniques, and then we’ll all call the hotline (or record and upload them to the online form) and submit our stories. We’ll end with a celebratory beverage clink!
Build your story bone by bone!
Two workshops with author Dante Zúñiga-West
Wednesday, May 12th, 6-8pm, or Wednesday, May 26th, 6-8pm

Join author Dante Zúñiga-West and explore the basic fundamentals of storytelling as an artform and vehicle of self-discovery. In this workshop you will learn how to tell engaging stories that use basic narrative and meta-narrative structures to convey meaningful elements of the shared human experience.
The workshop will provide:
Tools and Techniques for basic and complex storytelling
A safe place to gather and discuss the process/art of storytelling
Encouragement and guidance in telling your own stories.
After this workshop, you’ll be ready to call the HelixHotline and tell your story!
About the Instructor: Dante Zúñiga-West is a storyteller who lives in the coastal mountain range. He is author of the novel Rumble Young Man Rumble (2014, Zharmae Press) and a founder of the Stonecutter’s Union. His writing is frequently published in alternative newspapers, lifestyle magazines, and adventure journals. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Cal Arts and a BA in Creative Writing and Mixed Media from The Evergreen State College. He serves as Head of School at the Wellsprings Friends School.

Here are some Graphic Organizers from the workshops to get you past the fear of the blank page. They should help get your creative juices flowing, and bring details to the forefront of your brain that you might not have thought about otherwise. Don’t feel like you have to answer every single question, or tell your story using these specific sentence starters. They are just a little nudge to get things moving.

These free workshops were made possible by Lane Arts Council and the City of Eugene Cultural Services Downtown Program Fund.