Writing the Hero’s Journey: Building Writing Skills through Storytelling and Oral Language


Nov 14 2017 - 4:30pm

Acadiana Center for the Arts

  • Stuart Stotts, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017
  • 4:30–7:30PM
  • For teachers of grades 4–8

Teachers have recognized the value of pre-writing exercises in helping students develop their writing. But, when the pre-writing takes place orally through storytelling, the organization of a story, its descriptive language, voice, and sentence fluency all follow more easily for students. Using the story form of the hero’s journey (rite-of-passage stories), teachers explore basic storytelling techniques for pre-writing exercises and learn a process for helping students create stories that draw on their creative thinking and oral communication.



  • Fee: $5 per registrant. LPSS educators: FREE! Registration is paid by LPSS.
  • All materials and a light meal included.
  • Most workshops carry CLU credit.
  • Most workshops take place at Acadiana Center for the Arts.
  • To register, call 337-233-7060 or email [email protected]. Or register on LPSS' WisdomWhere.