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.


Storytelling Workshop
July 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Hostelling International USA Offices
Spaces at Levi's Plaza
1160 Battery Street East, SF
Tickets: $25
Pizza and Refreshments provided

Eventbrite - Beyond Borders Storytelling Workshop

We will show you how to tell engaging stories that draw on your personal life experiences. We will cover storytelling basics and not-so-basics including how to hook an audience, building suspense, techniques for adding color, humor, and pathos, and delivering a powerful ending. At this fun, interactive workshop, you will also get to try out your story idea on fellow attendees.

Beyond Borders Storytelling is a one-of-a-kind storytelling program specializing in training and supporting storytellers through every step of the process: identifying story ideas from personal experiences, crafting a story arc, practicing in front of peers and coaches, and the exciting opportunity to perform live in a 100-seat theater at PianoFight in San Francisco!

Many attendees have gone on to tell a story at one of our popular story jams -- and you could too! Don't worry - we'll be there every step of the way to help you develop and polish your story so that it's stage ready.

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


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