Save the Date!

By Bill Wight, NSN Vice Chair California, here we come! Next year, the National Storytelling Network Summit will be held in the San Francisco Bay area, in Fremont, CA from July 25-28, 2019. Save those dates and begin making plans to attend! Speaking of which, you can still register for this year’s 2018 Summit (later…

Ten Ways Storytellers Can Help Each Other

By Kevin Cordi Ten Ways Storytellers Can Help Each Other Create a legacy for tomorrow. People are hungry for stories. It is part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.                                                                         ——Studs Terkel How Do Storytellers Help Novice Storytellers Learn the Craft?…

Magazine Mis-step

By Bill Wight, NSN Vice Chair On May 9th, your Board launched an exciting initiative aimed at extending NSN’s reach, attracting new members, and making our flagship publication, Storytelling Magazine, even better. Immediately, we stumbled. The crash was instantaneous, and deafening. The seeds of that crash were planted well before the event. We were unaware…

Meridian-area teachers learn the power of storytelling

The Meridian Star       February 20, 2018 By Robbie Ward rward@themeridianstar.com Summary Laughter, smiles, gestures and other connections sparked during a storytelling program Tuesday will likely result in more of the same. Much of the storytelling came from Wisconsin storyteller, author and musician Stuart Stotts, also a certified teaching artist with the John F.…

2017-18 Recipient Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling

The Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling supports a model storytelling project that is service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and to some extent replicable in other places and situations. We are confident that the projects selected as recipients will inspire excellence in applied storytelling work and communicate to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of…

Golden Valley resident draws international attention to the art of storytelling

Golden Valley resident draws international attention to the art of storytelling World Storytelling Day is March 20 By Megan Thorstad | New Hope Golden Valley Sun Post Summary: Golden Valley resident, Vietnam War veteran and retired teacher Larry Johnson has long been inspired by the art of oral storytelling. From his early years as a…