NSN Policy of Engaged Neutrality

Policy of Engaged Neutrality It is from NSN’s Values — Responsive Innovation, Cultural Awareness and Engagement, Inclusion, Collaboration, and Integrity — that we draw the following policy: The National Storytelling Network will not organizationally articulate or otherwise provide support for or opposition to any specific candidate for office, legislation (pending or finalized), or policy, apart…

2019 Recipients of NSN ORACLE Awards

NSN is proud to annually recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to storytelling. Since their inception in 1995, the ORACLE Awards have been presented by the National Storytelling Network to those who have excelled in their art or made significant contributions to storytelling, NSN or its members. The ORACLE Awards will be presented…

Right Livelihood Professional Training

Right Livelihood Professional Training Webinar https://www.tlanetwork.org/your-calling/ For writers, storytellers, performers, educators, coaches, facilitators, consultants, and healers who use the power of language to catalyze personal and communal transformation. In this 30-min webinar, you’ll learn: The 6 Signs and Wonders to help you converse with your Calling The 4 Concrete Steps you can take now to…

Denver Launches an Office of Storytelling. Here’s the Backstory.

Westword | March 25, 2019 | by Kyle Harris What’s the story behind the Office of Storytelling? On March 21, Mayor Michael Hancock launched Denver’s Office of Storytelling, headed by the city’s new Chief Storyteller, who just happens to be a former Hancock aide. The move comes in the middle of election season, when a…

Kevin Cordi

How Storytellers Serve as Actors and what we can learn from each Other (part I)

By Kevin Cordi How Storytellers Serve as Actors and what we can learn from each Other (part I) Storytellers are the first actors. Before there were set designs, lighting plots, or directors, storytellers were telling stories. Skillfully positioned words handled by a crafty raconteur steered the audience’s attention. An African Griot might use stories to…

Mr. Rogers Story Project

Volunteer Opportunity! Do you have a personal story about Mister Rogers you’d like to share with a Grammy award-winning producer? NSN was contacted by Dennis Scott of Dennis Scott Productions in Franklin, TN, just outside Nashville, asking for stories for his Mister Rogers’ Project. Here’s what he wrote… Hi Storytellers, By way of introduction, I…