Beyond Borders Storytelling

Stories for Wanderlusting Adventurers.

Beyond Borders Storytelling was founded by three returned Peace Corps Volunteers to share stories about living overseas and crossing cultures at home. We believe everyone has a story so we provide coaching, run workshops and host story jams to help anyone develop and tell great stories.


Foundational Storytelling Workshop
Sep 11, 6:30-8:30pm
Hostelling International Offices
Spaces at Levi's Plaza, 1160 Battery Street East, suite 100
San Francisco
Tickets: $25

Eventbrite - Beyond Borders Storytelling Workshop

Have you ever watched a speaker who was so engaging that you hung onto her every word, eager to hear what happened next, and felt sad when she finished talking? Most likely she was using storytelling to keep you on the edge of your seat. If you've ever wished for that kind of superpower, our Foundational Storytelling workshop is for you! This workshop will show you how to captivate listeners through personal stories. We'll cover the building blocks of great stories, help you mine your experiences for story ideas, and get you started developing a story of your own. You will learn how to grab an audience's attention, transport them into your world, build suspense, and finish with a strong ending. . 

Presented in partnership with the fantastic, fun folks at Hostelling International USA. Check them out at:


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