FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES

My workshops :

  • introduce new and powerful means of creating and deepening characters
  • teach improvisational storytelling techniques to enhance creativity
  • help students break through writers’ blocks with physical improv work
  • offer effective, collaborative models of critique and suggestions.

"The Art of Storytelling is a submersion course in play. Jo Radner engages students in constant word, body, and role-playing in order to engender tale-telling skills. By also insisting they leave judgment at the door, she eases students' fears of 'looking the fool' and thus makes them comfortable taking risks."
--Gaye Brown, in The Messenger (newsletter of American University's MFA Creative Writing Program)

"I never imagined the continuous creation -- how each time I told a story I would be creating again."
--Kim Helbig, MFA Creative Writing student, American University, Washington, DC