Storytelling 101:

An Introduction to Creative Writing

Writing opens up worlds to create, explore and allow your vision to soar. Through prompts, timed challenges, sharing, and positive critique, this class will dive into creative fiction. Led in a safe, judgment-free space, this is the place to let your writer's voice shine.

Participants will learn how to:

* foster creative and critical thinking

* speak with ease in a group setting via stage storytelling

* increase self-editing skills

Students should bring the following materials to class:

* journal or notebook

* pen

Registration closes Sunday, October 6th.

4 Sessions
October 11 - November 1
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Or, call (347) 903-3354



Westchester Yoga Arts

49 Lawton Street, 2nd Floor

New Rochelle, NY  10801

  • Meter street parking available

  • Buses to Huguenot St./Bridge St. - 7, 30, 42, 45, 60, 61, 62

  • Metro-North New Haven Line to New Rochelle Station

Class is on the 2nd floor of a walk-up building.  Shoes must be removed upon entry into the yoga studio.

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Stuart Nager is 100% creative. On stage since the age of six through college and beyond. He founded, ran and performed in The Brothers Grinn, an improv storytelling theater troupe for 12 years. He is a certified NYS Theater Teacher and holds two Master's degrees: one in Educational Theater and the other in Oral Traditions and Writing. Stuart has had several stories in e-publications and will be published in a SciFi anthology in 2020.

3WN:  How did you get started in this industry?

Stuart:  I've been on stage since I was 6 years old: King Solomon at the Grand Concourse Y in the Bronx. Writing stories also began early, beyond school assignments. I founded the Brothers Grinn, an improvisational storytelling theater company which ran for 12 years. Becoming a Teaching Artist, where I combined all three loves: Improv, Storytelling and Writing.

3WN:  What is your teaching philosophy?

Stuart:  I believe that once you've set the foundations, you learn more by doing. There are many ways to get the students involved. I try to make it a safe space as well as a fun learning experience. Flexibility is key in all I do.

3WN:  What is your point of view about your art?

Stuart:  "No" and "I can't" are replaced by "Yes, I can!" I stress to never compare yourself or your work to anyone else, classmate or professional. Writing, acting, singing, dancing and painting are all creative aspects that should be allowed to grow, especially if the person loves the art form.