Bookings are now open for the last workshop of 2012, to be held at Constellation house in the second week of November. For more details and to sign up either mail me or see the Facebook event page.

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How stories change your brain

by pam on October 8, 2012

Fascinating video by neurochemist Paul Zak: “Stories are powerful because they transport us into other people’s worlds. But in doing that, they change the way our brains work and potentially change our brain chemistry. And that’s what it means to be a social creature, to connect to others, to care about others — even complete strangers.”

Paul Zak on Storytelling


What’s your story? Book now for October Digital Storytelling workshop

September 26, 2011

Have a story you’re burning to tell? Want to create a unique tribute to someone who has influenced your life? Struggling to communicate the value your organisation brings to the world? Digital storytelling is a powerful way for individuals, NGOs and businesses to tell the stories that matter to them. This three-day course will give […]

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My Name is Minah: A digital story

September 26, 2011

“My name is Minah” — personal narrative made during a digital storytelling workshop I facilitated, August 2011.

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Bookings now open for August Digital Storytelling Workshop

July 12, 2011

… digital storytelling workshops never get old. Like all healthy practices, storytelling renews and changes everyone involved in the process. — Joe Lambert Everybody has a story: Every person, every business, every NGO. And storytelling is an incredibly powerful way to get a message across, whether that message is “Gran, you rock,” “Our employees really […]

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I made an explainer video with Blinktower

June 14, 2011

I’ve been having great fun writing explainer video scripts for the incredibly talented team at Blink Tower. Here’s the first finished one:

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“But you must be starving”

March 14, 2011

Clueless aid worker goes to “Africa”:

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‘Only Connect’

March 10, 2011

From Howards End by EM Forster: "Mature as he was, she might yet be able to help him to the building of the rainbow bridge that should connect the prose in us with the passion. Without it we are meaningless fragments, half monks, half beasts, unconnected arches that have never joined into a man. With […]

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Storytelling as a matter of national security

February 11, 2011

The US military is now taking an interest in storytelling as well: “Stories exert a powerful influence on human thoughts and behavior. They consolidate memory, shape emotions, cue heuristics and biases in judgment, influence in-group/out-group distinctions, and may affect the fundamental contents of personal identity. It comes as no surprise that these influences make stories […]

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First Digital Storytelling workshop for Cape Town, 2011

January 17, 2011

I’m running Cape Town’s first digital storytelling workshop for the year over three days from Friday February 4 to Sunday February 6 Constellation House in Rondebosch. Digital storytelling transforms memories, photographs, ideas and documents into short movies that capture the essence of a personal story. It’s not about reportage or documentary – it’s about each […]

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