Storytelling and the Arc of Transformation with Bobette Buster

Who else likes free seminars on writing? Maybe a better question is who doesn’t like free seminars on writing? The answer to which should be that no one in their right mind doesn’t like free seminars on writing. And judging from the poor composition of that last sentence (did you see all the double negatives?), I could use a free seminar on writing as soon as possible.

Well, we are all in luck. And though the seminar isn’t about sentence construction, it is about something even cooler. Every year, Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan puts on a free-to-the-public speaker series in January called The January Series. Fitting name.

Buster500The first session of the series is Storytelling and the Arc of Transformation by Bobette Buster, which sounds like a funny name I just made up, but it totally isn’t. Buster has worked in Hollywood as a story consultant with clients like Pixar and Sony Animation Studios. 9781907974052She’s also written the book, Do Story: How to Tell Your Story So the World Listens. I’m pretty excited about the topic.

This event happens tomorrow from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at the Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium on Calvin’s campus. There’s information here about parking and seating.

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You could avoid the crowds and the hassle by attending one of the many remote locations where the series will be livestreaming. And because I like you so much, I’m going to let you in on a secret. Even though it isn’t mentioned on the official January Series website, Baker Book House (2768 East Paris Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546) is going to be the best remote location for the series that you could visit.

That’s where I’ll be on Wednesday at 12:30pm if you’d like to join me. I hope to see you there!

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