7. mei, 2020
2. apr, 2020


Maybe this is a good time to write. It’s challenging as well, so let’s write together.

Dear all, writers and storytellers.

Hi this is Ninke.I am a playwright and Creative Writing Teacher.

In June, I am planning to give an advanced ‘Writers Room’ workshop-series at DISC Storytelling. Because we’re all stuck at home at the moment, I want to use this opportunity to give you all a short ‘taster’ of how we will work together in June. We will do this online.

This is the plan:

On the 2nd of April I will organise an online session through Zoom, from 19:00-20:30 in the evening.
Before the 2nd of April, I will ask you to send me your drafts of your work.
A little before the 2nd of April, I will send everyone’s texts to the rest of the group.

I will start the session with a short writing exercise and some material written by others, to warm you up and to get you inspired.

We will also set up a format for our feedback; how to be critical but constructive and how to technically organise it. After that we will read and discuss your work together.

The text you can bring can be no longer than 2-3 pages.
Types of text you can send me:

  • A draft for a short story

  • A short piece of text that you like, but do not know how to develop

  • A chapter from a book that you are writing

  • A piece of dialogue that you have been drafting for a theatre play

  • A poem that you have written but you feel needs work

  • A synopsis/ idea for a story/ plotline that you like but that needs discussion

  • Or: a text that you cannot even define in any category yet. You like it, but what is it?? Maybe it contains many different thoughts, spoken by many different voices. Maybe it starts as a news message, but develops into a story.

  • Maybe you have been keeping a diary since this Corona-virus started to change our everyday lives, and you want to create something out of that. Maybe you find yourself writing down only short sentences, sound or rhythm-based texts. Maybe you have been writing while playing with texts of others, or through putting fun stuff into google-translate. Or maybe you have even found another type of writing that I have not mentioned here: please bring those texts as well.


Date: 2nd April 19:00-20:30

Venue: Zoom.us
(We will send you a meeting link after a subscription. The Zoom set up meeting will start from 18:30 for Zoom beginner. if you are new to zoom, please have a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFhAEoCF7jg)

Fee: 10 Euro
(The special fee for this time only, Original price: 35Euro)


15. dec, 2019
A Highly exclusive Persian Night in a private setting "Remembering Rumi"
December 15th Sun (3 SEATS LEFT!) & 16th Mon (FULLY SOLD OUT!) from 19h30-22h

by the Grandmaster of Storytelling Ashley Ramsden
Special Thanks to Persian Dutch Network

This is an extraordinary opportunity you do not want to miss!

Join in on an exclusive and intimate evening at a private home, right in the city centre. Step into the world of Persian Nights, take your black chai with cardamon tea, smell the jasmine and join Ashley on a journey through the tempting tales of the renowned Sufi teacher Rumi and get inspired by his wisdom, wit and tenderness.


Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī is the famous 13th Century Persian poet and mystic, who is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects of all time. Through him came the most remarkable poetry, tales and teaching that continue to touch the hearts and souls of people all over the world.


On December 17th of the year 1273 Rumi passed away in Turkey after living a full and rewarding life. 746 years later, we remember his wisdom and share his beauty.



Entrance fee: € 40,- incl. a festive Persian meal, fit for a Shah!

 @private home around the fireplace. Location details willbe announced after booking.

For reservations, please send an email with your full name, telephone number and number of people to: michael@DISCstorytelling.com.
In response you will get a conformation mail with a payment request.
NOTE: Only after your payment has been transferred, your seat is reserved.

(NOTE: Both Nights are almost SOLD OUT! and filling up quickly; so remember: No time like the present!)



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 €