13. dec, 2019


Rumi's poems are meeting places of the heart.

They give the heart eyes, the soul food, the spirit direction.
This will be a day to work with the wisdom of Rumi's words, to follow the teachings
inside his poems and to explore what they address. Like Rumi's poetry it will feature exercises both playful and profound.

Bring your favourite Rumi poem, or come with no knowledge of Rumi at all. Whatever your starting point you will leave a little wiser, with poems as food for life and a compass for the year ahead.

" Rumi is the bread we need to eat " ~ A Greek priest at Rumi's passing.



When: Friday December 13th 10:00-17:00 
Where: TBA on subscribtion
Fee: €95.

There will be Tea and coffee served during the course. (A delicious lunch included)


16. nov, 2019

We all are made of stories -we consist of the stories we heard and tell ourselves.

Personal story is a such an effective and profound craft that storytelling can cover.
It is about You, not about something that happened to someone else once upon a time. 

The words woven by the person who experienced the incident can have the power to penetrate straight to the audience's heart and pin them down.

How wonderful if you can get in touch with the power of personal story and are able to share your insight/wisdom with others?

In this course, DISC Director Terra will unfold a fun and exciting journey of getting in touch with personal story(=true life tale).
He will take your hand to let you grasp the basic craft of personal storytelling.

No preparation needed, it is suitable for beginners and people with little experience in storytelling. 
And it is also suitable for public speakers, performers, poets and word lovers.

Contents of the course:
-Stretching your storytelling muscles
-Structure of the story
-Authenticity of the teller (being transparent)


Sat 16 10:00-19:00, Sun 17 10:00-14:00

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

Fee:185 €


7. okt, 2019

Storytelling for Children at the European School of The Hague

7 - 11 October 2019 (every morning)

To celebrate the National 'Childrens Book Week 2019': 5 DISC storytellers will go on an interactive journey through 'The World of Stories', every morning, for a week, at the European School of The Hague (ESH). Stories in Dutch, English, French, Spanish and German, stories from all over the world, from any culture; connecting them to the fascinating World of Storytelling!

This Storytelling Week is an initiative of ESH and focusses on their pupils only. In total up to 800 children will enjoy and participate in the magic of the Craft of Storytelling, right in their own class rooms.



You can not tell just any story to any age group. Stories grow with us throughout our lives and every age has their own interests, focuss, questions and needs. At DISC, we know how to select the right story for the right age. Also the way we tell a story changes according to the ages of our audiences. Telling a story to a 5yr old will be a very different experience from telling that same story to an 8yr old. Knowing how to tell a story, according to the ages in front of you, is a solid part of the techniques of the Craft of Storytelling.

Hmmmm...... maybe we should create a course around that....😉


if you would like to have a Storytelling Week at your school too; do contact us and we will bring the magical World of Stories to you as well.

Storytelling for Children contact: michael@DISCstorytelling.com or 06-16630661

30. 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: 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!! 



Before the course, I thought I couldn’t write and that I hated writing. But during the course I realised, that writing was very freeing. There are so many ways to write and even just hearing others tell their stories was so nice. Ninke is an excellent host and guides you through the exercises beautifully.I also liked that stakes were very low. You didn’t need to read out loud (if you didn’t want to), no group work, no pressure.This course is a good starting point, if you want to know how to write, forgot how to write or just like to  write in a supportive group setting. (Yumi) 

It was a light, yet productive session taster. I enjoyed the class – it provided a great way to share in an easy-going, non-competive and non-critical context.I’ve learnt that this course could be good to review the more theoretical, academic side of the writer’s craft. That I need to write more and sensor less. However, good to go back and review, rework materials. Writing is a discipline.This course is a creative and nurturing workshop for those who would like to get their creative juices flowing. (L.M.)

I was very happy to have the opportunity to refresh the learning of a previous course I took with Ninke. This course was very nice too, and totally different than the first time. I had a deeper understanding of some concepts (show don’t tell). I might actually try to write on my own this time. (Isil)

Before the course I wondered: Can I actually write something which makes sense and has a flow? I realised that I need to let go and write without constraints. To be mindful and let it flow.This workshop is a chance to discover the hidden storyteller inside you. The exercises are simple but interesting and challenging to do. Very immersive and fun! (Gunjan)


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