Tales from San Miguel and Other Stories

I’m teaching a  story telling workshop with wonderful Mariana Williams, Producer of ‘Long Beach Searches for Greatest Storyteller’, a citywide event now in its third season. She’s also  the author of two novels.  and a damn funny lady….    Her tales of weird massause and intalling keyholes will have you in stitches… She’s pretty too… good thing she’s so nice    

Mariana Williams captivates a crowd with her story

Mariana Williams captivates a crowd with her story

storyteller group shot


Everyone Has A Story…Captivate A Crowd With Yours

 Breathe fire into a true tale of ordinary life. You are extraordinary, share it.

Have you ever fantasized about being a guest on a talk show? What story would fascinate a crowd?  All of us have at least one true tale that happened to us and when the time is right, it would be wonderful to tell “your story” with confidence. You can hear the roar of laughter or draw a tear from the hard-hearted, a gasp when you–the protagonist–fall upon some unpredictable situation.  Everyone is spellbound!


1. Via email, submit a five-minute true story that happened to you. Choose an unusual, pivotal, fun, frightening, coming-of-age, funny, irreverent, sentimental or a-ha incident on any subject. Time your tale to be about five minutes (about four pages double spaced.)

2. Our staff edits your story giving it the most powerful impact possible and emails it back to you, along with two pages of pointers to help structure and organize yourself. (You may use notes, read your story or tell it.)  We all know someone who is “all over the place” while telling a story.  Not you!

3. In 2 groups storytellers receive valuable performance coaching by the workshop facilitators.           (Only five students per teacher.)

4. After dinner break is the performance. Invite friends to the storytelling show

About E.E. King

Writing/Painting/Pilates/Scuba/Travel and animals...anything that won't pay the bills. I'm an unintentional nonprofit I've worked with children in Bosnia, crocodiles in Mexico, frogs in Puerto Rico, egrets in Bali, mushrooms in Montana, archaeologists in Spain and planted butterfly gardens in South Central Los Angeles. The butterflies wish I had chosen a different location. Check out my website and read a story, or better yet buy a book, painting or audio. UnfortunatelY, All of the profits go toward animal rescue.
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