February 17, 2017 – 8:42 pm

VOICE is a new, monthly story telling program for middle and high school students. Come tell a TRUEstory related to the monthly theme, or just come and listen! Story telling is an expressive art form, where your voice and words become the tools used to build your tale and entertain your audience. Use material from your life, whether you draw inspiration from school, home, or your community. Stories crop up everywhere, and a great story teller can take even a simple moment in time and make it magical. Each VOICE participant will have five minutes to share their story and captivate the audience. Five minutes goes by quickly, so we encourage you to have your idea planned out in advance.

A few tips:

  • Try practicing telling your story in front of a mirror or friend to make sure you can tell your whole story in five minutes.
  • Come up with a strong line to start with, something that will immediately grab listeners’ attention!
  • End with a strong line or idea. You want people to remember your story, so a strong finish will help keep it in the audience’s mind.

The next VOICE meeting will be Friday, December 16, at 3:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Youth ages 10-18 are invited to participate. For more information, contact Youth Services at 767-7660 x 3.