Art and Craft of Live Storytelling

  • About this Workshop

    The course is about the art and craft of live storytelling on stage and how to bring your personal stories to life.
    It is a fun way to feel more confident speaking in public. The course will help you find your voice and speak your truth. Anna Ong, host and creator of What's Your Story Slam will be teaching the course! At the end of the course, participants would learn about the art and craft of live storytelling, how to find their story seeds and harvest them and bring them to life.

  • Who is the workshop for?

    This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about storytelling as an art form. It is for anyone who wants to learn how to connect and speak from the heart. It is for anyone who wants to learn how to be more vulnerable in public. Minimum age is 16 years.

Workshop Fees:


    • Pay in Full Pay a Deposit Amount


Every Monday, 7.00 – 11.00pm

May 25th
June 1st, 8th, 15th

Storytelling showcase on June 20th, 7.00pm – 11.00pm


  • Session 1: How to Find Your Story and Understand Story Structure
  • Session 2: Crafting Your Story and Developing Your Characters
  • Session 3: Editing and Polishing Your Story
  • Session 4: Practice Your Story and Review Performance Technique


  • Session 1: Finding Story Seeds and Understanding Storytelling Elements
  • Session 2: Working on your chosen story
  • Session 3: Editing and tightening the story
  • Session 4: How to deliver the story onstage


  • Learn about the art and craft of live storytelling.
  • Learn how to find their story seeds, harvest them and bring them to life.
  • Have a story ready for the stage.
20% Early-Bird Discount

For workshops starting in March 2020, enter “earlys3″ from 16 Mar 2020 to 6 April 2020.

30% Bundle Discount

Purchase any two workshops with the code “bundledeal

25% for all workshops with HCAC Student Card (No Expiry) Apply here.

Payment Plans Available
We allow installments in 2 payments. The option to pay in installments will be available on the workshop page.

“Out of Stock” means the workshop is full. Email us at with your Name, Email & Contact Number to request to be on the waiting list.

What is live storytelling?

The Art and Craft of Live Storytelling is an intensive four-week course that will take you step-by-step through the process of how to identify and talk about meaningful narrative events in your life in a way that is entertaining and inspiring to the audience.
Using  a combination of theory and practice with a focus on tangible outcomes, you will leave this class with an understanding of narrative structure, several story ideas, and a single performance-ready story that will debut at the public showcase.

Who is this for?

It is for anyone who wants to learn both theory and practice on how to share their personal narrative in a funny and authentic way.

What if I don’t have a story?

Don’t worry! On our first session we will be working on finding your story seeds.

What can I expect from the course? 

Discover the story material in your life, understand and apply narrative structure, boost your confidence, connect with an audience, successfully express your unique perspective, and make new friends.

About the Instructor

Anna Ong

Anna considers herself practically Latina because she was born in Manila and lived in both Colombia and Argentina. She is a former banker turned storyteller.
She found out she wanted to be a storyteller on the night she gave her first monologue at an improv show in New York City. That weekend, she discovered the world of storytelling—the world where ordinary folks share autobiographical tales in an entertaining and inspirational manner. She’s performed on storytelling shows such as The Moth and Story District in the US.
Since moving back to Singapore at the end of 2018, she founded What’s Your Story Slam, a live storytelling competition where people share their narratives on stage. It’s mission — to promote the art and craft of live storytelling, celebrating our diverse experiences and shared humanity. She is the host and creative director of the show, curating all the stories and coaching all the storytellers that get on the show.
She studied comedy with Magnet Theatre and Upright Citizen’s Brigade in New York City. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and studied Social Impact Storytelling at Georgetown University.