Confabulation! Schedule

Evening events are open to any Northlands Conference attendee. Non-attendees may attend the Story Showcases and Saturday’s Story Slam for a free-will donation. Fringe Performances and Swaps are closed to non-attendees.

Weekend Overview – Subject to Change

Thursday, April 27

8:30-11:00pm Confabulation! social for early attendees with cash bar

Friday, April 28

Breakfast (on your own – Lakeview Grille on site)
8:30am-
12:30pm
Master Class
Transition in Eloquence
Antonio Rocha
9:30am-
12:30pm
Session A
Intensive Workshop
Lessons from Thirty-Three Years in the Field:
How to Operate a Successful Storytelling Business
Bob Kann
12:30-
1:30pm
Lunch – buffet meal with Northlands attendees
1:45-
4:45pm
Session B
Intensive Workshop
Energy Dynamics in Storytelling
Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang, Eth-Noh-Tec
Intensive Workshop
Story Work for Social Justice: An Intro to Theater of the Oppressed
Jasmin Cardenas
Intensive Workshop
Creating Stories by Cultivating
the Art of Serendipity:
Using Myth, Memory and Chance Encounters

Judith Heineman
Intensive Workshop
Be Bold, But Not Too Bold: Story Coaching
Greg Weiss
5:00-
6:00pm
Dinner – buffet meal with Northlands attendees
6:30-
8:00pm
Story Showcase
8:30-
9:30pm
Fairy Tale Swap
host: Margaret Burk
Fringe Performance
Irish AND American
Yvonne Healy
9:45-
10:45pm
Ghost Story Swap Fringe Performance
Driving Lessons & Uber Confessions
Mike Speller

Saturday, April 29

Breakfast (on your own – Lakeview Grille on site)
9:00-
10:30am
Session C
Workshop
Edges at the Border: Cultural Appropriation vs Innovation in Storytelling
Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang, Eth-Noh-Tec
Workshop
Words and Music
Rosie Best-Cutrer
Workshop
Be Loud, Be Loud, But Not Too Loud
Simon Brooks
Workshop
Intro to Telling Stories
Yvonne Healy
10:30-
11:00am
Break
11:00am-
12:30pm
Session D
Workshop
Patterns in Stories, Finding Them and Creating Stories from Them
Maureen Korte
Workshop
Story Evolution By Way of Creative Selection
Ingrid Nixon
Workshop
Beyond The Voice
Antonio Rocha
Workshop
Once Upon a Time in Olde Timey Town: Telling at Historic Sites
Mary Schmidt
12:45-
1:45pm
Lunch – buffet meal with Northlands attendees
2:00-
3:30pm
Session E
Workshop
Walking Fields and Streets to Find Poems and Stories
Loren Niemi and Lou Ann Homan
Workshop
Storytelling and the Culturally Relevant Classroom
Susan O’Halloran
Workshop
Joining In: Audience Participation Stories
Fran Stallings
Workshop
The Narrator: A Mysterious Character in our Stories
Susan Stone
3:30-
4:00pm
Break
4:00-
5:30pm
Session F
Workshop
Storytelling – Purposeful, Spontaneous and Playful
Christine Carlton
Panel Discussion
The Whole Truth
Host: Jeff Doyle
Fringe Performance
Gimpel the Fool
Madeline Pots
Story Swap
Legacy Stories
Host: Mike Speller
5:45-
6:45pm
Dinner – buffet meal with Northlands attendees
6:45-
7:15pm
Super Power Social

What’s YOUR superpower? I mean, OTHER than Storytelling?
Can storytelling conjure up superpowers no one has ever dreamed of before?
Join us for Confabulation’s very first Superpower Creative Contest and Trivia, and find out for yourself!
Participants will be given prompts to dream up, improvise, and pitch their very own, unique superpowers to the audience – for sheer whimsy and creative frenzy, and maybe a story seed or two! (In 30 seconds or less). Strange, silly, and serious all welcome!
In-between improvs, we will have a musical trivia of superhero-themed songs, rewarded with a prize for the most theme-song-savvy of them all!
Unleash your inner superhero! (Why did you have it leashed in the first place?…)

7:30-
9:00pm
Story Showcase
9:00-
10:00pm
Story Slam Fringe Performance
Roses in the Mountains: German legends of Dwarves and Men
Csenge Zalka

Sunday, April 30

Breakfast (on your own – Lakeview Grille on site)
9:00-
10:30am
Session G
Workshop
How You Say It
Pippa White
Confabulate
A Conversation with…
Antonio Rocha
Story Swap
Pocket Stories
Jeff Doyle
11:00am-
12:30pm
Story Showcase & Conference Closing