Are you ready to discover the Wild Nature of (YOUR) Story?
Leah Lamb is an experienced writer and storyteller leading this new Shadowcliff workshop in August, and it’s sure to be a memorable experience. But how did Leah get to be the leader she is today, and what drives her passions? We asked her!
Q: Where are you from?
A: I hail from a small town in Vermont, and grew up moving between Vermont, Virginia, and New York City, so I equally love small rural towns and big cities. I came of age in the West while studying at Prescott College, and found home on the trails of Montana, Utah, and Alaska. Now I live in Berkeley, CA.
Q: How did you first discover the passion for your area of expertise?
A: Storytelling has been a crucial part of my life since my childhood. because I moved so much as a child, books provided my refuge in the storm of always being the new kid. My mother sent me to School of the performing Arts when I was 12, and I never stopped writing and performing. I had the good fortune of studying with some amazing teachers when I was young who helped me develop a craft that depends on and trusts the authentic voice and went onto study at The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC. But over time I realized I was compelled by storytelling with purpose, using it to consciously connect people to their inner truths, their community, and to the natural world. This is one of the oldest ways stories have lived in our culture, and it fills me to the brim every time I work with people in this way.
Q: What are you most excited about discovering at Shadowcliff this season?
A: This is my first time at Shadowcliff! I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to facilitate a workshop in a place that so whole hardheartedly integrates relationship with the natural world and the personal retreat.
Q: Sunrise or sunset? Why?
A: Sunrise. The winds are quiet. The mind is quiet. It’s a special time of day.
Q: What do you do when you’re not leading an amazing program at Shadowcliff?
A: It’s a full time! Right now I am finishing my first novel, The Whale Dreamer, preparing to teach a storytelling class at the San Qunten prison using personal story and the hero’s journey, and producing an outdoor storytelling series called In Living Landscapes. I also create one of a kind stories for individuals to support their personal growth that explore archetypes, myth and symbol at www.medicinestories.com
**You can still register for The Wild Nature of (YOUR) Story with Leah here!