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Laugh and Learn to Develop True Stories with Corey Rosen; Moderated by Louise Lamson

April 29, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Your Story, Well Told is a laugh-out-loud, practical, and inspiring manual to develop true stories from concept through presentation.

Storytelling champion and master teacher, Corey Rosen inspires speakers, authors, and even shy people to get on stage and tell their life stories. In Your Story, Well Told, he shares techniques from improvisational theatre to help people bring out the best version of any true story. From brainstorming and development to performance, this guidebook will give readers the bump in confidence they need to make the sale, land the client, propose a toast or impress their date!

Based on the author’s years of teaching and hosting more than 105 “Moth” shows, Your Story, Well Told helps people tease ideas along, introducing a variety of structures and editing approaches to bring out the inner life of any true story. Through brainstorming and development to performance and memorization techniques, this guidebook from a Master Storyteller can inspire anyone to get on stage and tell their life stories.

Designed for all ages and skill levels, Your Story, Well Told will teach readers how to mine their own lives for material that will win over audiences ranging in size from one person to the thousands who gather at major storytelling events like the ones on the radio. Whether readers aspire to publish an essay, win a contest, advance their careers or tell better stories at parties, this book gives them all the tools they’ll need.

Using broadly-tested improv exercises, readers will learn to play delightful games proven to stimulate creativity without feeling foolish. Then, through quick, easy, and fun lessons, readers will learn to analyze and build stories that will keep an audience on the edge of their seats. Your Story, Well Told is loaded with true tales of performance triumphs (and disasters) from the lives of the celebrated author and his students. Readers will also be given resources for putting on their own showcases.

Your Story, Well Told provides anyone with the skills they’ll need to enthrall and entertain, telling their own stories with confidence.


Corey Rosen is an Emmy-award winning writer, actor, and visual effects producer who lives in San Francisco. He is a regular host of The Moth StorySlam series in the Bay Area, and his stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and the Back Fence PDX: Mainstage. Corey began his career writing for Jim Henson Productions and Comedy Central in New York City. As an actor, Corey can be seen as a main stage company player at BATS Improv, where he improvises feature length plays.   His film credits (as a VFX Artist) include Iron Man, Grindhouse, Ted, and The Phantom Menace. He recently wrote the script for a ride-film at a Chinese Theme Park.


Louise Lamson is based in Chicago where she is a Lookingglass Ensemble Member and teaching artist. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (where she had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Corey Rosen). She has toured the country to play in many different theaters including Mark Taper Forum and The Getty Villa in LA, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Guthrie Theatre, Second Stage and Circle in the Square in New York City. Here’s hoping we can all get back to those theaters very soon.


April 29, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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