The Flynn Presents

Storytelling Masterclass Workshop

part of the *snap* First Person Arts Festival

January 20 & 21, 2-4 pm


Are you interested in advancing your storytelling skills? Join us for this weekend intensive and explore new ways to craft, edit, and perform your true, first-person narrative. The two-day workshop includes direct instruction, individualized story feedback, and the opportunity to perform in the Sunday evening *snap* StorySlam. All levels of students are welcome, including participants with prior experience in live non-fiction performance. Participants are encouraged to prepare a story idea prior to the workshop.

Susanne Schmidt is a comedic storyteller, producer, and national speaker. As a storyteller, Susanne’s work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, HBO's Inspiration Room, NPR, and WGBH Stories from the Stage. She is a 2021 recipient of a Webby Award for her story House on Fire and was named the Best of Valley Voices Storyteller by New England Public Media (NEPM) in 2016 and 2022. Susanne is a producer and workshop facilitator for The Moth and a story consultant dedicated to helping mission-driven organizations use the power of stories for good. In addition to her storytelling work, Susanne is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a faculty member at the University of Vermont and Vermont State University’s graduate programs in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Susanne is the mother of two amazing young men who love that she often talks about them on stage. For more information visit:

Join us for the *snap* First Person Arts Festival
From January 19-21, 2024, the Flynn celebrates the power of storytelling and solo performance with a weekend-long festival that includes workshops and solo performances by professional and emerging artists.
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