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“Writing…Scriptwriting…Storytelling” Workshop
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When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: City of St. Louis Park Council Chambers
5005 Minnetonka Boulevard
St. Louis Park, Minnesota  55416
United States

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Cost: $60 members, $120 non-members (includes lunch)


Registration deadline: February 23, 2018


Ken Stone of Ken Stone Media Services will teach this workshop about how to use writing, scriptwriting and storytelling to produce better videos. You’ll also have the opportunity to have one of your videos critiqued and receive suggestions for improvement during the workshop.

About Ken Stone
Ken Stone spent 20 years in radio and television news as a reporter, news anchor, news producer, talk show host, documentary producer and news director. He is a two-time Emmy Award winner for documentary work. To learn more about Ken visit 

8:30-9 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

9 a.m.-11 a.m. Pre-scripted videos and documentary-style videos

  • The classic story structure:  foreshadowing and building to a climax
  • Finding a protagonist
  • Thematic writing
  • Writing for both the ear (conversation) and the eye (video)
  • Avoiding narration:  when you don’t want narration, how can you make sure you’re telling the story clearly?

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Video workshop and critique
Participants are invited to submit videos ahead of time for critique at this session by Ken and the attendees. You’ll learn how improved writing and storytelling may have changed the final product. Up to six pieces will be accepted for critiquing. Please submit a link to the online product with your registration or send an email with a link to by February 21, and explain why you would like the piece critiqued. If time allows, Ken will also touch on mind mapping as a tool for video creation.

12-1 p.m. Lunch/socializing/tour of new St. Louis Park City Council Chambers control room

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