26. sep, 2019

This workshop-series is about the other side of story-telling, about Creative Writing, and aims to dive into the craft of creative writing.

In six sessions, you will explore six different elements to writing creatively, which are essential to good writing and which are great to explore and try for yourself.


All of this will be done in the spirit of exploring what material already lives inside you, inspiring you to write freely and in an uninhibited way, and looking into ways you can use that creative headspace in other areas as well, whether professionally or just for fun.

In this workshop-series, you will also sometimes look into (fragments from) original texts: poems, plays, prose or philosophy, in relation to the exercises.

 




Every session will focus on one specific theme. We will look into;

• Writing from the senses and choosing perspective: observation
• Developing characters
• Working with tension: structuring text and informing your reader or audience
• Writing dialogue, exploring conflict and subtext
• Writing poetry
• Exploring themes, concerns, interests; finding your voice


None of this will be dry, or purely technical. What we will do, is discovering how you can work with these techniques in a playful way, exploring possibilities of the language as we go along.

You are going to work with short, easily accessible writing exercises, that set you off on a creative path right away, making the next steps in your writing process clear to you as well.

You do not have to have any experience in writing, nor do you have to be working in a creative field. All you need to bring is your pen, a willingness to write, and an open mind.


 Ninke Overbeek is a playwright and dramaturg who lives in The Hague. Some of her work was performed at STET The English Theatre.
She writes for the stage in English and Dutch and researches the possibilities of creative writing processes for the Dutch academic context at the Professorship for Performative Processes in Utrecht (HKU).



Date and Time: Sept 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. 
19:00-22:00

Location: "DISC" at Old Molstraat 37, 2513 BA The Hague

Fee: €160,- /Student
        €280,- /Professional

discount for Taster Workshop participants
        €140,-/Student
        €250,- /Professional

 

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28. jun, 2019

June 28th (evening) & 29th (day)

Would you like to know more about this thing called 'Storytelling"'?

Wouldn't you love it if you could master the Craft of Storytelling too?

Do you ask yourself at times: "Could I do this?"

Well..... YES, YOU CAN!!

We will take you on a joyful journey and plunge you into the basics of Storytelling. Because, telling a story is within the reach of everyone. And at the end of the day, YOU will have a great story to tell.

We will be working on:
- Natural Storytelling
- Storytelling Techniques & Structure
- Image ..etc...

This course is suitable for beginners and people with little experience.
The course is given by Michael, Terra and/or Francine, according to availablity at that time.


Upcoming Dates:


June 28th (evening) & 29th (day)
Course: Fri:19:00-22:00[18:30 coffee./tea] Sat:10h00-17h00 [9:30 coffee/tea.])
Location: "DISC" at Oude Molstraat 37, 2513 BA The Hague
SPECIAL BEGINNERS PRICE: € 95,- Regular price would be €175,-. We offer this course way underpriced because we would like to give everybody an easy opportunity to experience what the Craft of Storytelling is about.

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22. jun, 2019

"I understand the basics of storytelling, but I would like to master it better !!"

"It was a bundle of fun joining a DISC workshop and I would like more !!" 

 "I have a lot of passion for storytelling. Although I've never done a course, I am willing to jump into deep water !!"

If you recognize one of the inner voices above, this course is exactly for you !!!

The DISC directors will take you on a fun and exciting journey to deepen "the Craft of Storytelling" in only two days! In this course you will discover the craft beyond basic level, learn practical tools and brush up your skills in a safe and encouraging environment. We will work in a very small group, with loads of personal coaching and on a stunning estate, surrounded by ancient trees.


 

Date: 22, 23 June (Sat, Sun/10h-17h) 2019

Location: DISC at the Oosterbeek Estate in the edge of The Hague

Fee: Special  offer € 220-  (Official Price is € 330-)

Participants in this course are asked to bring a short story they wish to work with and are ready to tell. (Up to the length or 10 mins)

Limited places (max 4 people), book early enough so you won't miss it!  

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2. jun, 2019

Being able to tell a good story isn’t just a great marketing skill or the job of a good teacher or novelist. 
Telling a story with zest and inspiration is something we should all be capable of; it is the best way to connect to other people and it can be a great lifehack. 

What is it that you need to be able to tell a great story? 
How to start, where to draw material from, how to build in tension, how to capture the audience, how to inspire and ‘show don’t tell…’


In this workshop series Ninke will aim to answer those questions by coming together, writing together and through teaching you a set of writing techniques. We will dive into the possibilities of different narrative structures and character development. We will learn about creating inspiring imaginative spaces for your audience to dwell in.

But, maybe more importantly, we will explore what it is that creative writing can do. 
How it can take you to a different headspace, a different experience of time even, and how the act of writing itself can be of help to create ideas, explore memories, dreams, songs, vivid images and thoughts you didn’t even know you had. 

We will do so playfully and with the help of easily accessible exercises. We will enjoy the writing process, discuss and create together, read together and learn to tell our stories in a playful, stress-free way!!


Ninke Overbeek is a playwright and dramaturg who lives in The Hague. Some of her work was performed at STET The English Theatre.(See the reference or 2)
She writes for the stage in English and Dutch and researches the possibilities of creative writing processes for the Dutch academic context at the Professorship for Performative Processes in Utrecht (HKU).


 Date: 2nd June (Sun) 14:00-17:00 
                       or
          30th June (Sun) 14:00-17:00 

Location: Strandtent het puntje (Einde Zwarte pad, 2587 The Hague)

 Fee: 10€ /Student
         15€ /Professional

In Sept-Oct, a 6 days Workshop "Writing from Scratch"  will open!!
They will be held on 6 Thursday evenings in a row: Sept 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. (19h-22h)
Those who come to the taster will get a discount to the workshop!!
Do not miss this chance!! 

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28. apr, 2019

April 28th (Sun) 15h-17h DISCxTALK by Anje Robertson

- Symbolism in Folk & Fairy Tales -

For whom: teachers, parents, grandparents, public speakers, storytellers, writers, policy makers, politicians, gouvernment workers, care givers, day care workers or anyone who would just like to learn more on how The Craft of Storytelling is being used in professional fields.

Many of our Folk and Fairy Tales, Myths and Sages are many, many.... many centuries old.

They are ancient stories, handed over through thousands of generations. They can be so old, we are not able to trace back their origines anymore.

These oldest of oldest stories, bring us the oldest of oldest wisdom and are filled with subtle symbolism, helping us listeners to understand this wisdom at our deepest level.

Master Storyteller Anje Robertson has studied the origines, the keepers and the symbolism over the years and will share her wisdom on this with us.

When: Sunday April 28th, starting at 15h and ends at 17h

Where: City Oasis Spinozahof, The Hague. Tickets: €18,-

To reserve a seat: send an email to: info@DISCstorytelling.com