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Your Story Well Told
with author Corey Rosen and Steve Rosen

Friday, June 4, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Writers Conference.

This event is being held virtually over Zoom. Please register via Eventbrite and the Zoom credentials will be sent to you when you register and a few days prior to the event.

Questions? Contact Taryn Edwards, [email protected]

Join Corey Rosen and his brother Steve Rosen for a rousing presentation of Your Story Well Told. The book will teach you the art of telling stories - how to make the sale, land the client, propose a toast, or impress a date. Corey Rosen is an Emmy-award winning writer and actor with years of experience as a skilled storytelling coach. Steve Rosen is a screenwriter and has also worked extensively as a performer on stage and screen.

Corey Rosen has hosted 105 live events for The Moth. He is an Emmy-award winning writer, actor, and storytelling teacher. He has hosted The Moth StorySlam and GrandSlams since winning the first ever Bay Area Moth StorySlam (2014). Rosen has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, Backfence PDX and “The Finch Files” and “The B-Sider” podcasts. He is an on-air personality for Alice Radio’s The Sarah and Vinnie Show, the #1-rated commercial morning show in the San Francisco area. Corey performs at BATS Improv, one of the world’s foremost centers for improvisational theater. He has written for Comedy Central, Jim Henson Productions, and Lucasfilm. He is head writer at Tippett Studio, a 2-time Oscar-winning media production company, writing screenplays for seven theme park attractions around the world. When not writing or performing, Corey works as a visual effects artist and executive producer. He has credits on dozens of movies, including Mission: Impossible, several Star Wars films, and Disney’s A Christmas Carol. He has taught at NYU, and Academy of Art University. Rosen has written and directed television commercials and Emmy award-winning short films. Corey Rosen is married with two school-age children. He plays piano and guitar, and has a varsity letter in golf. He holds a bachelor’s degree in radio, TV and film from Northwestern University and a collection of more than 600 snowglobes.

Steve Rosen wrote (with Gordon Greenberg)  the stage musical adaptation of the Universal film The Secret of My Success, which had its world-premiere at the Paramount Theater in February 2020. He and Greenberg have also written Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG Christmas Show, a comedic retelling of A Christmas Carol which has become a yearly tradition at the Bucks County Playhouse and The Old Globe. Rosen and Greenberg have also penned Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors, a farcical five-person comedic retelling of the classic horror story which premiered recently at the Maltz Jupiter Theater. Rosen has also worked extensively as a performer on stage and screen. He currently plays recurring roles on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU, Fox’s The Resident and has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his performance in The Other Josh Cohen as well as a Lucille Lortel Award for his performance in Pretty Filthy for The Civilians. He also originated principal roles in the original Broadway companies of Monty Python's Spamalot, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention and the 2009 revival of Guys & Dolls. As a writer for the theater he has co-written/composed with David Rossmer on The Other Josh Cohen (6 Drama Desk nominations, Lortel nomination Best Musical). The show has been performed Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse and Westside Theater in New York. He is also brother of the author, Corey Rosen 

More about the book:

Your Story, Well Told: Creative Strategies to Develop and Perform Stories that Wow an Audience (How To Sell Yourself) by Corey Rosen

Learn the art of telling stories and make the sale, land the client, propose a toast, or impress a date. Corey Rosen is an Emmy-award winning writer and actor with years of experience as a skilled story telling coach. His book, Your Story, Well Told, is Jam-packed with some of the best story telling strategies out there.

Telling stories well is a skill we all need. We’ve all got stories to tell─but how do you make your story the best? In his book, Moth veteran and master teacher Corey Rosen inspires you to get on stage and tell your story. Using the best storytelling techniques from improvisational theatre, Rosen designs an accessible guide for all ages and skill levels. Crafted to help ordinary people tell extraordinary stories, this laugh out loud handbook covers everything from how to tell a good story to going off script.

Learn how to sell yourself through the art of telling stories. The best story telling uses improvisation to enthrall, entertain, and keep audiences on edge. Laugh along with tales of performance triumphs (and disasters) and explore ways to tell your story with confidence and spontaneity. From brainstorming and development to performance and memorization techniques, you’ll learn how to tell a good story with:
    •    A variety of structures and editing approaches to bring out your best story
    •    Improv exercises to stimulate creativity without feeling foolish
    •    Quick and easy lessons on building stories
    •    Resources for putting on a showcase to tell your story

If you’re ready to sell the story straight or enjoyed books like Stories That Stick, Long Story Short, or Storyworthy, then you’ll love Your Story, Well Told.

Buy a copy at your local bookstore or directly from Mango Publishing.

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