Dear Story Seekers,
Your story in the three-day storytelling and media campaigning workshop – Story Seekers – starts very soon. As the protagonist of this exciting story, you might want to be more familiar with the setting and plot to take best out of it. Story Seekers, supported by Open Society Foundation, is implemented by Norsensus Mediaforum in cooperation with City of Oslo Enhet for mangfold og integrering (EMI) and Pocket Stories.
The aim of the workshop is to increase storytelling competences, communication and advocacy capacity of professionals and grass-root organizations working with migrants or asylum seekers in the Nordic countries, by strengthening the cooperation between civil society and media, as well as to increase awareness about the issue of immigration and anti-discrimination in media.
During your three days journey, you will be together with fellow activists, NGO workers, changemakers, and media professionals with diverse backgrounds from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
First day of the workshop (June 6) will be dedicated to the programme introduction, getting more familiar with your stories and setting the mind set for effective storytelling techniques and tips.
Second day of the workshop (June 7) is addressed for learning new tools, establishing connection with storytelling, media strategy and advocacy as well as strengthening partnerships.
The last day (June 8) will be dedicated to practicing the skills in storytelling and preparing joint projects.
Throughout the program you will also benefit from the participants’ experiences and enjoy a number of practical talks from experts on various forms of storytelling. Of course you will also enjoy beauties and summer of Oslo.
We are very excited to meet you in person and unfold new exciting stories together.
See you in Oslo soon
TRAINERS & SPEAKERS
Storytelling and Advocacy
University of Oslo
What should I prepare as a participant?
We would like to remind you one important aspect of this workshop: You are the protagonist of this event. So to say, you will be actively shaping the content and sharing your and/or your organization’s knowledge and experience all the time. This sharing is a natural part of the workshop sessions, but if you would like to have a more official presentation of a good example from your organization or work, you can have a dedicated 10 minute presentation session by letting us know until 3th of June. You can also bring information materials, photos, videos and reports from former projects, etc.
Also during the process, you will be sharing your own stories and coach others to tell theirs. So prepare your self with a mindset of storytelling.
The workshop will take place in Litteraturhuset (The House of Literature). The venue in Wergelandsveien 29, is located in central Oslo directly behind the royal palace. To get to the venue from the hotel, you can walk in 25 minutes or take tram number 11 and 17 towards west from Hausmansgate stop to Holbergs plass or Homansbyen stops. The trams come in every 5 minutes and take around 13 minutes.