Do you have a story to tell? Sign up for free workshop

January 4, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Are you interested in the art of storytelling?

If so, sign up for a free virtual storytelling workshop on Jan. 15! This workshop is open to those who want to submit their story for the Big Hearts for Seniors event on May 17, “Big Hearted Stories: Journeys,” and for those interested in storytelling in general.

The Big Hearts for Seniors artistic directors Breeda Miller and Brian Cox will teach attendees tips on how to shape their true-life experiences into a captivating story.
What: Virtual Storyteller Workshop
When: 10 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Jan. 15

Register here

And be sure to save the date for “Big Hearted Stories: Journeys”:

When: 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17

Where: Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre and Michigan League, Ann Arbor

Visit the Big Hearts for Seniors website for information on the storyteller submission process and the 2022 event. Prospective storytellers can submit their story through Feb. 25.

Last year, Big Hearts for Seniors presented “Big Hearted Stories: Generations.” Four local storytellers engrossed the virtual audience with true-life stories around the theme of “generations.” Special guests included emcee Vic Strecher, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of health behavior and health education in the U-M School of Public Health, and former U-M Men’s Basketball Head Coach John Beilein.

More than 500 households registered, and to date, the event has more than 1,000 views. In addition, the event brought in a record number of 50 sponsors totaling $48,000 and seven in-kind sponsors. The silent auction also shattered records by raising $13,000 from 130 items donated by 85 businesses/individuals.  

Overall, the event has raised over $94,000 to support Big Hearts for Seniors’ five Michigan Medicine community programs that serve older adults.

View the 2021 event, “Big Hearted Stories: Generations,” here.