Workshops

Workshops are held periodically throughout the year, often as part of day–long multi–events. For example: In April 2006, we had a workshop from Bill Gordh followed by a panel discussion for our Stories Worth Telling event. And a sold–out August 2006 evening with Margaret Read MacDonald featured one of storytelling's most renowned author/collector/tellers for an evening of and about stories and storytelling. Our events generally also include a swap.

Please check out our Swaps page for details on ongoing swaps. And check back with us for upcoming events.

You can always call our voice–mail number (1–212–613–3117) if you have any lingering questions.

And here is an upcoming workshop that may be of special interest to beginners:


Barbara Aliprantis
My Story, Your Story, Our Stories
An introduction to the Art of Storytelling

Voelker–Orth Museum
149–19 38th Avenue, Flushing, New York
Tuesday Evenings, October 21st & 28th and November 4th, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Family Showcase:
Sunday, November 16th, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.

Everyone has a story to tell. Master storyteller Barbara Aliprantis will coach you in developing an anecdote or image into a story that you can share with others at your holiday gatherings. Explore techniques and ways to shape stories that will engage listeners. This three–session workshop culminates in a showcase on November 16th for family, friends and the community at large.

For those using MTA mass transit: Take the 7 subway train (eastbound) to Main Street then get a short bus ride: the Q15 or Q15A bus in front of Macy’s on Roosevelt Avenue to 150th and Roosevelt, or the Q13 or Q28 a block away on 39th Avenue to Northern and 149th Place.

Alternately, the Museum is about ten blocks east from the Main Street Station walking along Roosevelt, and then turn left a block to 38th Avenue at 149th Street.

For Long Island Rail Road passengers from Penn Station: You will be less than 20 minutes to Murray Hill Station on the Port Washington Line, followed by a short walk to the Voelker–Orth Museum on 38th Street.

Registration (all sessions together): $15.00 ($12.00 for VOM Members and students, seated strictly limited)
RSVP: barbaraaliprantis1@gmail.com or 1–718–359–6227