Before there was a written language, oral societies used storytelling to explain and preserve their cultural history. Songs, chants and fables used rhyme and movement to act out and preserve the memories of ancestors as they explained the world that was both seen and unseen. The repetition of these stories created an affirming affect on individuals and helped to establish their value system.

Annual Life Writing Retreat: Not available
Robin  Edgar teaches an annual life writing retreat, affiliated with the Story Circle Network, at Wildacres atop a Pompey's Knob mountain in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. Undisturbed by through traffic or noises of the city, the 1,600 acres are adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway and thousands of acres of the Pisgah National Forest. An intimate retreat where you can really talk & listen to each other's stories, the registration is limited to 10 participants. These spaces fill very quickly, so please register as soon as you can!


Turn Fond Memories into Family Histories: April 12 to 18, 2015
Join Robin Edgar at interactive workshop that will turn your memories into family history at the John C. Campbell Folk School (JCCFS) in Brasstown, NC.

For information about signing up for the weeklong workshop "Turn Fond Memories into Family Histories" at JCCFS,
Contact Robin Edgar.