In the Appalachian Tradition of the Spoken Word

Course Dates: 
Second 4 weeks: October 16, 23, 30, November 6
Wednesdays, 2-4:30 p.m.
Chuck Fink
Course Catalogs: 
2019 Fall

In this sampler of Appalachian storytellers who share their personal stories live and on video, participants will learn skills and techniques that will enable them to develop and tell their own story in the Appalachian tradition. Following the course, the instructor will host an open mic at OLLI so that participants and others can share their story to an audience of OLLI listeners. Class enrollment will be limited to 10 participants who will each receive personal guidance as they develop and share their story.

Course outline

Instructor: Chuck Fink (chuck@mww dove into the art of storytelling as a senior in 2012. He has appeared in shows throughout the Asheville area, telling deeply personal as well as humorous stories to the delight of audiences. Professional and seasoned storytellers enriched his skills via coaching sessions and workshops. Prior to retiring, Chuck told stories as a trainer and organizational consultant, and to any willing listener.