Dorian Haarhoff Creative Workshop at MYO

Dorian Haarhoff, celebrated Namibian poet, storyteller and English educator, gave a workshop at MYO on the 5th of April. The workshop was with the Grade 7 and 8 classes; and was titled “Once Upon a Life: Writing Your Story.” During the workshop our students were told amazing stories that inspired them to be creative and approach the challenges in life with courage.

Dorian illustrated the four stages of a story: the Womb (the beginning of the story), the Wound (the challenge during the story), the Work (how the characters positively approach the challenge) and the Wonder (the joy of overcoming the challenge and end of the story). The children then had various creative challenges and opportunities to create their own story using those guidelines.