The Basics of Storytelling with Jen Rubin & Brendon Panke from Moth Radio

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Library Annex (251 W James St.)

In this two-part class, participants will learn how to find, shape, and present stories. Bring an existing story to hone or come ready to discover one! We will discuss the five dynamic elements of storytelling and how to turn something that has happened to you into a short story that illuminates a central truth about your life. This will be an interactive workshop with a mixture of mini lecture, dialogue, and small group work. This class is open to participants ages 16 and up! Please note there are 2 meeting times.

Jen Rubin teaches storytelling workshops around Madison including the University of Wisconsin Odyssey Project, the Writer's Institute, Edgewood College, University of Wisconsin Continuing Education, Sustain Dane, and the public library. She has told stories at Moth StorySlams, Moth GrandSlams, Moth Mainstages and with Listen To Your Mother.

Brendon Panke has been an improv and storytelling performer and instructor for 15 years. Formerly he was the owner and a performer with Atlas Improv Co. in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Moth Radio show and podcast promotes the craft of storytelling while celebrating diversity and commonality of human experience. For more on the history of Moth Radio and to hear some of the awesome stories they share visit The Moth's website.

Contact: or (920) 623-5910