The Art of Telling Your Story: Practising Embodied Narrative 

Writing  | Theatre

Course Description

This six-week workshop focuses on storytelling and embodiment, combining elements of theatre practice with the development of writing skills. 

Embodied narrative goes beyond mere words by highlighting the connection between lived experience, language, and self-expression. Participants will study the components of a monologue, engage in movement and voice exercises, and develop their own narrative (monologue) based on life experience. The goals of this workshop are: 1) to give participants the skills to better articulate their own experiences, 2) to offer a range of practices that foster embodiment and body awareness, and 3) to provide the opportunity to practise creating, editing, and presenting within a supportive communal setting.

Reading and viewing materials will be provided in class. Participants will be given some time to write/create during the sessions but should expect to do some writing and editing homework.

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 12 students and that TMI does not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

Location: Atwater

First Session: Tuesday, January 16th, 2024

Course Length: 6 weeks, Tuesdays, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Instructor: Matte Downey                                                                 

Degree Credit: 1.5 credits

Course Fee: 

$140.00 (writing course tuition)

Administrative Fee:



$165.00 (writing course fees)


Course fees are refundable in full before the first session. There will be no refunds issued after the first session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Students pursuing studies for credit are encouraged to consult with their advisers as they register for courses.

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