Jen Lee, winner of The Moth GrandSLAM Story Championship

Jen Lee, winner of The Moth GrandSLAM Story Championship

Your story matters.

Yes, YOU. 

Your story tells you (and the world) where you've come from. Who you are. Where you're going.

  • Story is the primary medium for crafting connection.
  • It breaks down Us/Them Barriers--in story we find our common humanity.
  • Story can enlighten. It can move. It can be funny or harrowing, lighthearted or raw.

We carry multitudes within us: an entire range of human experience and emotion. Stories that capture and communicate the essence of who we are. 

It's time to find them. It's time to tell them.

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Step One: Don't go it alone.

Telling Your Story Sound Studio, Design by Liz Kalloch

Telling Your Story Sound Studio, Design by Liz Kalloch

Take these expert guides:

Jen Lee: Filmmaker, indie publisher and producer.

Peter Aguero: Storytelling rocker with an improv flair.

Ophira Eisenberg: Comic, author and NPR host. 

Step Two: Dive in.

Listen. Read. Find your own crumb trail and follow it to the goods. Then shape them into a form you can share--with clarity, feeling and power.

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Inside the Telling Your Story workbook

Inside the Telling Your Story workbook

Inside the Telling Your Story workbook: hand illustrations by Liz Kalloch

Inside the Telling Your Story workbook: hand illustrations by Liz Kalloch

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Telling Your Story Sound Studio

Telling Your Story Sound Studio

Step Three: Don't wait.

Telling Your Story: A Multimedia Course 

Telling Your Story: A Multimedia Course 

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
— Maya Angelou

Putting it off won't make it any easier. This companion and guide is coming to mailboxes worldwide for a limited time.

Step Four: Celebrate.

Photo by Jen Lee

Photo by Jen Lee

Raise a glass and toast to being seen, heard and known. To being found by kindreds. To remembering you aren't alone and learning just how much you can touch the world, when you tell your story.

The Course: On Sale for a Limited Time

Telling Your Story: Gathering Special
49.00

For a limited time--the Gathering Special includes 3 short videos, delivered via email, to help turn your course into a powerful shared or small group experience. (Video delivery: early October, mid October, early November.)

  • 3-CD set in an 8-panel digipak: Telling Your Story Sound Studio featuring Jen Lee's full audio workshop, along with in-depth interviews with story pioneers and mentors Peter Aguero and Ophira Eisenberg
  • 125-page interactive, 3-ring bound home study curriculum 
  • 8 entryways into discovering your own formative or forgotten stories
  • 60 pages of exercises to walk you step-by-step through the journey
  • 24 composition pages 
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What People are Saying

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 "It feels very much like you're sitting at this table with me, in the next chair over, witnessing as I sift through and explore the material of my life. I feel your enthusiasm, your engagement, and your glee as I make my little discoveries, see you clasping your hands in delight, hear you whisper - as I move through the work and land on the heart of my own narrative - 'Yes, yes, yes.' The generosity of the material here is profound."

 --Maya Stein Type Rider, Feral Writing, Tour de Word, Enough Water

"A poignant, powerful, and honest guide. Jen has mined from the greatest jewels in the storytelling scene in New York City for this guide and is herself an expert whose work has impressed and changed individuals across the world."

--Allison Downey, Storyteller, Singer-songwriter, Associate Professor of Creative Arts Education

"I've always told stories, but it wasn't until I spent the day with Jen Lee that I became a storyteller. I turn again to my copy of Telling Your Story, and it all comes back: Jen's quiet encouragement, her sincere attention, and the feeling that she's right here, cheering me on, as I put pen to paper."

--Austen Gilliland, Canadian Living

 

Telling Your Story: Gathering Special
49.00

For a limited time--the Gathering Special includes 3 short videos, delivered via email, to help turn your course into a powerful shared or small group experience. (Video delivery: early October, mid October, early November.)

  • 3-CD set in an 8-panel digipak: Telling Your Story Sound Studio featuring Jen Lee's full audio workshop, along with in-depth interviews with story pioneers and mentors Peter Aguero and Ophira Eisenberg
  • 125-page interactive, 3-ring bound home study curriculum 
  • 8 entryways into discovering your own formative or forgotten stories
  • 60 pages of exercises to walk you step-by-step through the journey
  • 24 composition pages 
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Instructor Bios:

Photo by Bella Cirovic, shetoldstories.com

Photo by Bella Cirovic, shetoldstories.com

Jen Lee is the director of Indie Kindred, a documentary about creative collaboration. A performer in New York City's storytelling scene, Jen has been featured on the Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour, and in The Best of The Moth: Volume 15. Jen is a mentor and guide for workshops and retreats unleashing creative expression, and is known for her work with off-map thinkers and makers.

Photo by Stephen Boatright

Photo by Stephen Boatright

Peter Aguero is a New York City-based storyteller and performer. Peter is a Moth GrandSLAM Champion, a popular Moth StorySLAM host, and an instructor for the MothSHOP community outreach program. He is also the lead singer of The BTK Band, New York’s only improvised storytelling rock band.

Photo by Anya Garrett

Photo by Anya Garrett

 

    Ophira Eisenberg is a stand-up comedian, author of Screw Everyone and the host of the new NPR show Ask Me Another. Ophira was named a “Top Ten Comic” by New York Magazine, has appeared on Comedy Central and is a long-time host at The Moth

     

    The Jen Lee Guarantee: We are committed to Telling Your Story playing an essential role in your journey. If you are not completely delighted with your purchase, simply return your materials for a full refund.