Event Calendar

Sunday, June 28, 2020

We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For: Women in Public Defense Pre-Conference Event- Telling Your Stoop Storytelling 101

Start Date: 6/28/2020 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 6/28/2020 6:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Blackburn Conference Center

1405 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA  United States  30309

Event Website: www.publicdefenders.us

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeanie Vela
Email: jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (303) 921-3736

Telling Your Stoop Storytelling 101: The Power and Principles of Personal Storytelling
Pre-Conferencefor  Women in Public Defense
June 28, 2020   1 - 6 pm

Atlanta, GA

Stories are at the core of every presentation. Do you want to increase your pubic speaking skills, be a keynote speaker, create a TedTalk®, or just practice your storytelling skills?
This workshop is for you!
This workshop will be led by Laura Wexler, co-founder of Baltimore's popular Stoop Storytelling Series. The motto of The Stoop Storytelling Series is: “Everyone has a story.” This workshop is the practical embodiment of that motto.
Participants will discover the evidence-based power of stories as a universal tool of communication, learn the fundamental principles of personal storytelling, share stories and get guided feedback. Come ready to step outside your comfort zone a little...or a lot!
Workshop Goals
Participants will:

  • enhance their understanding of personal storytelling as a powerful tool of communication.
  • improve their ability to identify and enact the principles of powerful personal storytelling.
  • share their own story and get feedback from the group.
  • work with the co-founder of The Stoop Storytelling Series and other faculty
  • enhance their understanding of how storytelling enhances your presentation and keynote addresses, etc.
Workshop Format
Part I: Lecture and Discussion about the Power and Principles of True, Personal Storytelling
Part II: Practicum: Participants tell a 3-5-minute story and get guided feedback
Laura Wexler: Workshop Director
Laura Wexler is the co-founder and co-producer of The Stoop Storytelling Series, a popular cultural event and podcast in which “ordinary” people tell extraordinary true tales about their lives. Since 2006, Laura has presented workshops in true, personal storytelling for organizations, businesses, and individuals. Her storytelling curriculum is based on nearly two decades as a faculty member teaching memoir writing at the collegiate and graduate level, and her experience coaching nearly 2,000 people to tell the true, personal tales of their lives. In addition to her work with The Stoop, Laura is the author of the narrative nonfiction book, Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America (Scribner, 2003), as well as nonfiction published in The Washington Post Magazine, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She has developed a TV pilot for Amazon Studios and is currently writing a narrative feature. She and her writing partner wrote and produced a Virtual Reality film that world premiered at Sundance Festival 2018. 

We do have a limited number of registration cost scholarships available.  To apply, complete this application by April 10. 

Early Bird pricing through April 20
Members - $125
Non Members - $150

Between April 21  - May 21
Members - $150
Non Members - $175

May 22 - June 19
Members - $175
Non Members - $200

Hotel Room block information
We have a room block set up at Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown for $164 per night. 

You can book online or on the phone for your reservation needs.
NOTE: As of today, NAPD is going forward with all conferences scheduled after May 1, 2020.  However, NAPD, like all of your organizations, is monitoring the situation thoughtfully, knowing that there is much we do not know and cannot know. We will keep you updated if we make adjustments to our events calendar. You can access our cancellation policy HERE

Online registration is currently unavailable. Please contact us via email or phone for assistance.