learn to tell
your story

Learn from
a master storyteller

For the first time, we’re offering live interactive virtual classes with award-winning screenwriter, director, and producer Brian McDonald.
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Brian is an expert at discovering a story’s theme—and at helping writers and directors at the world’s best brands tell clear, compelling stories.

“With elegance and precision, Brian McDonald uses his deep understanding of story and character to pass on essential truths about dramatic writing. Ignore him at your peril.”

Jim Taylor, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “Sideways,”
“Election,” and “About Schmidt”

Course overview

Limited to 20 students, this class will teach you what stories are, why they exist, and how they’re constructed—then, you’ll be given the tools and principles you need to craft clear, effective stories that have an impact on your audience.

Storytelling intensive

[Four-Hour Workshop]

Upcoming classes TBD


Storytelling 101

[Four-Week Course]

May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Learn from Brian McDonald virtually—for the first time ever

Brian began teaching his story class in 1997. Until now, you’ve had to attend a live, in-person workshop to learn from him. But these virtual courses make learning the principles of storytelling more accessible than ever.

What you'll learn

If you’re already a listener of You Are a Storyteller, you know the importance of learning basic storytelling principles. This podcast episode shows just a preview of what you'll learn in this course.

Interested in exclusive sessions
for your company or team?