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Professional K-Storytelling Certificate Courses

Equal parts workshop and story circle, the K-Storytelling Certificate Program will help you develop a knowledge of storytelling practices and fascinating cultural insights. 

Through the rich heritage of Korean stories, you will expand your repertoire with a selection of traditional and timeless tales from The Tiger Peninsula, each one rich with wisdom.

The skills you'll develop in this course suit a wide variety of pursuits and passions, from education, to sales, and even the simple human joy of conversation. Everyone has something to gain!

Meet our teachers:

Lynda Howes

An active member of Toronto's storytellers community for over 40 years, she is a co-resident teacher at The Storytellers School of Toronto. She greatly contributes to the design and development of the courses and the curriculum.

Seung Ah Kim

A pioneer who introduced storytelling as an art form in Korea. Seung Ah is the first contemporary professional storyteller of Korea and the founder of Arirang Storytelling and K-Storytelling World Tour Project.

Celia Lottridge

One of the storytellers who founded The Storytellers School of Toronto in 1979. She has taught many storytelling courses at all levels including the master class, which she designed and initiated.

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About Us

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The first ever online professional K-Storytellers’ training courses specially designed by Korea’s first and leading storytelling company Arirang Storytelling and The Storytellers School of Toronto, one of the oldest storytelling schools in the world.

Our master storytellers:

 

Lynda Howes

In 2003, Lynda produced and directed the complete retelling of Homer's Odyssey (24 books) over a course of 6 consecutive days. She worked for many years with Four-in-Hand, encouraging seniors, to remember and share their stories.

Seung Ah Kim
She has performed in more than 18 countries in 5 continents. In 2019, she received a Global Culture Award as a cultural storyteller ambassador at the first Arirang Korea Award. She founded ArirangStorytelling in memory of her grandmother.

Celia Lottridge

She is the co-founder of the Child Mother Goose Program, which has provided sessions of nursery rhymes, songs and stories for forty years. She is the author of books and folktales and novels for children , including Ten Small Tales, the Name of The Tree and The Ticket to Curlew.

 
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Testimonials

“Seung Ah Kim’s workshop at Sydney’s International Storytelling Conference was a joy. It was very informative; a sharing of knowledge and an exploration of Korean culture. It was also a practical session in which I got to play and practice and add a new story to my repertoire with confidence and depth. Thank you Seung Ah, for your generous sharing of culture and valuable teaching. I will always remember you!”​

I was fascinated by storytelling, but after the course I can say that I have fallen in love with storytelling. I learned the intimacy between the storyteller and “their” story or the characters in the story. The course gave me a confidence to start learning stories. If the storyteller feels the story, it is easy to learn and remember.

I feel far more confident in my ability to tell a story. I also feel that this course will change (positively) the way I read and interact with stories. I think I’ll get more out of that now! I’m looking forward to occasions when I get to tell stories in future. I also learned some great stories!

Jill Webster |Australia | Storyteller
Sarah Abusarar EGS Practicum at P-CMG
Thomas Krzyzanowski TPL

“We really appreciated the performers’ life story which we cannot hear anywhere else.”

“I just fell in love with Korean culture.”

“We really appreciated the performers’ life story which we cannot hear anywhere else.”

Seung Ah is both true to the cultural story and able to seamlessly weave in her personal story which creates deep impact on her audience because they can more clearly see themselves in this journey too. Transformative. And what makes Seung Ah so special is the depth of heart, mindfulness and beauty she brings into every tale she tells.

Highly recommended."

- Kristin Pedemonti | Award-winning Storyteller & Founder of Steer Your Story | USA

 
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