We are thrilled to partner with Story District to offer free storytelling classes for veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers. This six-week, Storytelling 101 course, will help students translate experiences and stories into meaningful performances. Called the "gold standard in storytelling" by the Washington Post, our master teachers walk students through the steps of identifying material, developing a narrative structure, and connecting with an audience. All courses culminate with a graduation performance for friends, family, and members of the local community. If you are interested in hearing the stories of our Storytelling 101 graduates, please check out our Storytelling YouTube playlist below. 


Upcoming Class

PLEASE NOTE: Throughout 2018, ASAP is conducting a Program Impact Evaluation (PIE) with Dr. Tom Ford of Western Carolina University and Dr. Janelle Junkin of unlock Ngenuity, LLC. The PIE includes a 30 minute survey before classes begin, a post-class survey two weeks after classes conclude, follow up surveys again at three months and six months, and at least one interview or focus group. Completion of each survey automatically enters you in to a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. Participation in the PIE is voluntary, and your willingness to participate will not affect your admission into the program. If you have any questions about the PIE, please feel free to contact ASAP staff at hello@asapasap.org.


  • Instructors: Stephanie Garibaldi & Anne Thomas
  • When: Saturdays, March 24th - April 28th, 11:30AM to 2:30 PM; grad show scheduled for May 6th at 7PM
  • Where: Story District, 3329 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20010
  • Application Deadline: Applications are due no later than Sunday, February 25th, 2018


Applications for ASAP's Spring 2018 Storytelling 101 class is now closed. If you would like to be considered for our Fall 2018 programs, you may still apply via the application link below.

In 2018, we are grateful to receive programmatic support for Storytelling 101 from Got Your 6