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Ep 12. Vanessa Waters - A Nice Substitute Teacher?

May 16, 2016


Can there be such a thing as a nice substitute teacher? Let Vanessa Waters tell you how she has tried...

Vanessa Waters Bio - Vanessa wakes up early every morning, even when she doesn’t have to.  That annoys her.  However, she is lucky enough to wake up next to her husband and that’s joyous.  Vanessa is a newlywed and loves being married!  She and her husband live in beautiful Topanga Canyon with their two dogs, Duncan and Fig.  She also loves being an actor and has really enjoyed learning to tell her own stories with Lynn and the other awesome ladies in class. was started by Lynn Ferguson after becoming embroiled in the storytelling community in Los Angeles. If you love this form of storytelling then you’ve probably already heard of The Moth on Public Radio and maybe you’ve seen Lynn tell stories and host events for The Moth. 

YouTellYours is based on the realisation that the techniques of storytelling for books and plays and films, sub plots, story arcs and the like…  aren’t as immediately relevant to spoken word storytelling. Lynn first started teaching classes in the Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Burbank and now, using the same techniques and exercises, we’ve added an online course so that no matter where you live, you can learn to tell your story, and get yourself heard, without notes, props or the dreaded Powerpoint.