Hi Friend of PST,
We're writing because you've let us know that you would like to be in one of our Art of Personal Narrative workshops. That's so cool! We're excited to offer 10 workshops this coming season, starting in just a few weeks. This means more opportunities for more people to be a part of Portland Story Theater, to learn how to tell their personal stories, and to perform in Urban Tellers. Yay! But only six (6) people can participate in a workshop at a time.
This email is your chance to secure a spot in our next workshop, which begins on Monday, August 8. So please don't delay!!
Here's how you get a spot in one or more of our workshops: 
Review the specific dates under Workshops on our website to make sure that you can commit to all 8 dates for that workshop. If you can, contact Portland Story Theater either at tellers@portlandstorytheater.com or 503.284.2226 to let us know you're interested. We'll check availability. 

Returning students: Once you receive our confirmation that there is a space for you, we will ask you to send Portland Story Theater a check or money order for your non-refundable $50 deposit. This deposit saves your spot in the workshop of your choice.
New students: Please email us your telephone number and a good time to call. We like to talk with every participant prior to admission to the workshop. This ensures that everyone knows what to expect before showing up. Once we've talked, and you definitely want to take a workshop, you will be required to send us your non-refundable $50 deposit to hold your place. 
Please note that you will not get this money back if you later decide to not take the workshop. 
These workshops are by and for adults. Minimum age requirement is 18 due to the mature themes and complex ideas explored during the sessions. Workshops typically attract a mixture of people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and spiritual beliefs. 
Here are a couple of comments from past participants:
"Practical: the workshop leaders, Lawrence and Lynne, helped me distill my narrative into the pithy performance it was. Personal: my fellow storytellers were comrades and cheerleaders all the way. Powerful: the experience marked the beginning of a new stage of self-recognition and confidence" Roy

"The workshop was such a rewarding and growth experience for me. I hope to participate again." Bill

Thanks for being a friend of Portland Story Theater!  We hope to see you in a workshop soon.