Introduction to Personal Storytelling with Moth GrandSLAM Champion, Terry Wolfisch Cole


Ira Glass of This American Life says “Great stories happen to people who know how to tell them.”

Do you want to get better at captivating listeners? Whether you want to tell your story on stage, in a business meeting, during a college interview, or at the family table, professional storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole of Tell Me Another will teach you everything you need to know to engage an audience at this full-day, in-person workshop. The morning session will include an opportunity to hear Terry tell an award-winning story, guidance on choosing a story to share, instruction on how to tell it effectively, and time to write and practice. After lunch, we’ll create and enjoy an open mic show together.

Professional storyteller Terry Wolfisch Cole is the founder and host of Tell Me Another, a live show in the Hartford area. She is a Moth GrandSLAM champion whose story of running away from home was featured on the Moth Radio Hour and in Readers Digest. Terry regularly tells her own stories on stage, teaches workshops and offers one-on-one coaching for a wide range of public speaking purposes including fundraising and professional development.


Attendance to this exciting workshop is limited. Please register on the library website at Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and confirmed once payment is received. The workshop is open to adults and students in high school.

The course fee is $30 for members of the Friends of the Library, $55 for non-members, payable by check made out to Friends of the Jamestown Philomenian Library. Payment should be mailed to Friends of the JPL, 245 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown, RI 02835, or hand delivered to the library (in the second floor of the Jamestown Golf Course Clubhouse at the same address).

The course fee will cover a lunch of assorted sandwiches, chips, cookies, and water. Please bring a bagged lunch if you have any dietary restrictions or preferences.

For further information, please contact Ted Baldwin at or 781.367.5930.