Storytelling Workshop and Kayak Adventure



Come spend a day considering and practicing the craft of translating our experiences in nature into stories we can share throughout so many aspects of our lives.

Whether you work or volunteer in environmental sustainability, conservation, or outdoor recreation or you are a nature lover wanting to delve into how you express the meaning you find in the natural world, this workshop and paddle is for you.

We will paddle from Harpswell to Whaleboat Island. Throughout our trip we will shape a personal story, explore storytelling techniques, and practice together how we each uniquely craft a story. And we will spend time paddling and enjoying the beauty of the Maine coast throughout the entire day.

We are offering this because we care about the natural world and about the sharing of life through story. Come join us on this adventure and opportunity to learn more together about nature, storytelling, and the intersection of the two.


When – September 25th, 9:30-4:30pm; September 26th will be our rain date. Please reserve both dates.

Where – Meet at Mitchell Field on the Harpswell Neck Road in Harpswell, Maine.

Cost – $95 per person. If cost is a factor please be in touch about scholarships and work trade as we want this to be accessible to all who would like to attend.

What to Bring – Lunch that does not need to be refrigerated, footwear and clothes that can get wet, water bottle, sun protection.


To register click here.

Who We Are

  • Zack Anchors is a wilderness guide, writer, and educator who grew up in Old Town and now lives in Portland. He has led sea kayaking expeditions throughout the Maine coast, as well as in Baja Mexico, Canada, and Alaska.
  • Leigh Tillman works as a facilitator and trainer supporting groups in having conversations, making decisions, engaging as a team, and long-term planning. She brings storytelling frameworks into much of her work.