The Goldmund Erzählakademie with its seminar locations in Munich, Starnberg, Cologne, Frankfurt/Main and Bern is a well known educational institutes for narrative skills in the Germanspeaking world: These include a certificate course (narrative training) in Starnberg and Würzburg, an autumn academy in the castle Of Goldrain (South Tyrol), a variety of InHouse offers and many individual day and weekend seminars to learn freely, orally.
We understand storytelling as a modern speaking profession, belonging to the performing arts.
In addition to the large "stages", small storytelling events are part of what is perhaps the oldest speaking profession in the world. This is why, since our foundation in 2000, we have been concerned with language and speech promotion for children as well as with biographical storytelling and writing. When it come to the story, we are open in every way. Our storytelling students in our Goldmund Narrative Academy are encouraged to deal with all types of text suitable for free storytelling. In addition to classical folk and art fairy tales and mythology, this also includes contemporary narratives and, last but not least, biographical material. In the words of one of our club founders: "Anyone who learns to tell stories with us can also tell the weather report excitingly."
We are particularly pleased with the (re)discovery of storytelling with pictures: storytelling with the Kamishibai. A close connection with the Don Bosco Media House also makes it possible for us to tell the latest Kamishibai picture sets. In return, we bring our know-how in storytelling with images in the language and speech promotion of children. In the storytelling with pictures, we rely on a lively, dialogical atmosphere that needs authentic narrator personalities.The people who devote their time to professional narrative development belong to all age, education and professional groups.
The association Goldmund e.V. and the Goldmund Erzählakademie - the wonderful world of free oral storytelling: Goldmund e.V. has set itself the goal of promoting free, oral storytelling. We have been doing this since 2000 through our voluntary association work and through numerous seminar offers in the Goldmund Narrative Academy. It was founded in Munich in 2000 by the narrator and author, Dr. Norbert Kober*, and is enjoying growing popularity not only in professional circles. In the meantime, around 600 narrators have already been trained by the Academy as part of our certificate course. They carry good stories, well told, into the world every day, reminding them of the power of good stories for children, adults and seniors. The "Goldmund narrators" are characterized by great liveliness and spontaneity compared to the text-bound narrators. They learn nothing by heart in order to be able to respond to their audience at any time. In addition to the work of the association, public storytelling events are very close to our hearts. Our narrative stage in Munich, the Stemmerhof, is played by us two or three times a year. At least once a year we organize a storytelling seminar trip and at least one storytelling festival for at least three days.