Storytelling As Therapy with Dumbo Feather

Storytelling has been at the heart of every culture since the dawn of humankind. It's how we've sought to make sense of who we are and how we interact with the world around us. From cave walls and campfires to theatres and dinner tables, the platforms for our storytelling have been as varied as the yarns themselves. As we find ourselves deeper and deeper in the digital age, our natural inclination to process experience through storytelling can be challenged.

In this interactive workshop, the team at Dumbo Feather will share tips and ideas for finding your stories through conversation and reflective practices. It will help you find meaning in some of the key experiences of your life and give them a narrative arc. Whether it's a poignant story of loss, a fast-paced thriller or a rip-snorting comedy of errors, you'll learn to craft your story and deliver it in a way that leaves you feeling invigorated and empowered.

Illustration by Amandine Thomas.

TIMETABLE - Sat 23 February

10.00am    Welcome & introduction 
10.15am    Workshop 
11.30am    Break (times vary) 
1.00pm      Workshop finishes

TIMETABLE - Sat 6 April

12.30pm    Welcome & introduction 
1.00pm      Workshop 
2.15pm      Break (times vary) 
4.00pm      Workshop finishes



'Stories are the only enchantment possible, for when we begin to see our suffering as a story, we are saved.'
– Anaïs Nin


Nathan Scolaro is the Editor at Dumbo Feather. Nathan enjoys getting elbow-deep in sentences, pressing and pricking them like a Chinese doctor until the blood is flowing just right. He hails from Western Australia, where he first experienced the joy of putting together a magazine, and now indulges his love of thoughtful, life-giving storytelling by helping bring Dumbo Feather to life once a quarter. 

Dumbo Feather is a print magazine, an online community and an events series that has conversations with extraordinary people. It believes in the power of storytelling to heal, inspire, illuminate and challenge—and ultimately bring about a better world.


Leading writers, economists, historians, philosophers, psychologists, artists and other thinkers offer provocation, inspiration and consolation in the form of advice for living better. Speakers for this strand have been invited by The School of Life to present their own material. Session formats will vary depending on the subject.

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Storytelling As Therapy with Dumbo Feather


When and where:
  • Sat 23 Feb 2019 10am – 1pm,
    The School of Life, 669 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Sun 7 Apr 2019 1 – 4pm,
    The White House Ballroom, 11 Princes St, St Kilda VIC 3182



Full price: $80.00 
Concession: $70.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee) 

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0434 492 669 or email [email protected].