• TELL THE STORY ONLY YOU CAN TELL - at Copia on the Boulevard

    June 09, 2021

    Award-winning storyteller and children's book author Rebecca P. Murray hosts a workshop series designed to lead you in learning the art and skill of storytelling. Each workshop is geared to help you grow and practice skills of crafting, refining, and sharing your story aloud. The lovely Copia on the Boulevard was selected as a venue of choice specifically because it offers the perfect intimate ambiance for creative thought and connectedness to take place.

    This workshop is designed for you if you have a story:

    • That's still in your head.
    • You've written it down in rough form.
    • You've edited it into a finished (maybe even published) work of art!

    But you haven't yet shared your story aloud with the world.

    Each in-person workshop session is designed to help you build the skills and confidence to tell the story the world has been waiting to hear.

    Sessions can be taken as stand-alone or in sequence to build your confidence and storytelling skills and abilities.

    JUNE 26th: THE FIVE PILLARS OF STORYTELLING. All great stories start with great structure. Identify the five foundational elements your story must have to draw in and keep your audience engaged.

    JULY 24th: DEVELOP YOUR CHARACTERS AND DIALOGUE. Learn how to infuse meaningful dialogue into your story to bring your characters and your message to life. Bonus: You'll uncover added humor too!

    AUGUST 28th: HOW TO DEVELOP A STORYTELLER'S VOICE. Develop a keen understanding of how breathing, tempo, pitch, and purposeful pauses can showcase your voice and move your story forward.

    Each session includes a blend of instruction, application, reflection, and discussion and focuses on a different storytelling skill or technique.

    BONUS: When you sign up and pay for all three sessions, you will receive a beautifully bound journal for note-taking, thought tracking, and worksheet organizing.

    What to bring: Notebook and pen.

    Beverages Provided: Coffee, tea, water, plus a small but delicious snack!


    We all have stories. But sometimes, we need a little help or inspiration to prepare it for another person to hear. We want it to be clear and engaging with a masterful message. It's in telling our story that its power is released. That power can manifest as hope, healing, enlightenment, and entertainment to name a few.

    Stories help us understand our present, past and provide a means to preserve history for future generations. But most of all, stories open the door to self-discovery in a way that nothing else can.

    If you have a desire to compose, share, and preserve your story, I welcome you to attend this workshop series.

    Is it time to tell the story that only you can tell? If the answer is YES, I'm excited for your sensational journey to begin.

    The workshops will take place at the beautiful Copia on the Boulevard located at 1174 S. Burlington Boulevard in Burlington, Washington. Copia on the Boulevard was selected as a venue of choice specifically because it offers the perfect intimate ambiance for creative thought and connectedness to take place.


    Rebecca believes in the power of storytelling to change the world. As a videographer and storyteller, she has produced and preserved hundreds of stories for business clients as well as families of loved ones at memorial services. To Rebecca, there is no greater honor or privilege than to capture and preserve meaningful and sometimes, never-before-heard, stories for her clients.

    Rebecca is President of Showcase Your Shine, an image consulting, communications training, and multi-media production company located in Mount Vernon, Washington. There she works with leaders who want their influence to shine in-person, on-screen, or on stage using 5-Star communication skills.

    Rebecca is author of The Bird and The Hippo, a story she wrote when she was ten years old. After finding the story many years later, and performing the book aloud to various audiences, Rebecca was convinced she should publish it. It is now available on Amazon. In the photo below, Rebecca reads her book aloud to 3-year-old granddaughter MacKenzie for the first time.