The Art and Craft of Personal Storytelling


At this all-day training, learn how to excavate, craft, and share stories from your own life. Veteran storyteller Mark Yaconelli will walk participants through presentation, contemplative exercises, and a variety of narrative practices so they will learn the power of personal storytelling for speaking, teaching, community-building, preaching, and personal growth. This is a great introduction in the art of storytelling for nonprofit leaders, business professionals, students, pastors, community-builders, and anyone who wants to improve their skills in crafting and sharing stories.

  • Space is limited to 100 participants
  • The event is free; a suggested donation of $40 will help offset costs
  • No particular faith or background is necessary
  • All are welcome
  • Class times

    9 a.m.–3 p.m. (includes lunch)

  • Seminar Leader

    Mark Yaconelli

  • Location

    The Trading Floor at Fueled Collective, 400 South 4th Street, Suite 401, Minneapolis, MN 55415

  • Date

    Saturday, February 22, 2020

About the Presenter

Mark Yaconelli is an author, storyteller, retreat leader, community activist, husband, and father. He is the founder and executive director of The Hearth: Building Community One Story at a Time, a registered nonprofit that assists cities and service-based agencies in employing personal storytelling practices to assist communities in deepening relationships, bridging divisions, and celebrating individual courage.

Mark Yaconelli