This week we began story workshop with true storytelling. Each time we meet a new author will take the chair to share a true a story. In this way, we learn what it means to be a writer and how we all have stories within us! The storyteller practices organizing their thoughts, taking a risk to be the center of attention, speaking clearly to the group, and responding to questions and connections that the audience shares at the end. The audience practices listening closely and silently, holding their questions and thoughts until the end, shifting their bodies slowly and quietly to help the group maintain focus.