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Storytellers Project wins top honors at INMA World Congress

Storytellers Project wins top honors at INMA World Congress USA TODAY (McLean, VA) , May 25, 2016 Summary: On Tuesday, Megan Finnerty walked across a stage at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to pick up an award for the storytelling program she helped found at the Arizona Republic four years ago. The Arizona Storytellers Project …

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Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling helps fill in education gaps

Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling helps fill in education gaps Examiner.com (Denver, CO) , February 3, 2016 Summary: The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling on 898 St Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street, New York, NY, is part of a development built by Broadway Housing Communities designed to leverage the …

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Learn about storytelling project ‘We Listen’

Penn State Beaver (Monaca, PA) , January 27, 2016 Summary: Penn State Beaver is launching the university-wide storytelling project called We Listen. We Listen creates intentional spaces for members of the Penn State community to share their stories of lived experiences and listen to the experiences of others. The stories are then recorded, collected and …

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Arizona High School Students Forge Special Bonds With Seniors Through Storytelling

KJZZ.ORG (Tempe, AZ), December 22, 2015 Summary: As Christmas approaches many Valley seniors find themselves alone and detached, but at one local high school students are pairing up with seniors to tell their stories and link the generations in a unique learning experience. A group of 15 students were paired with senior companions as part …

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Twisted storytellers partner to bring stories that tackle race

Atlanta Daily World (Atlanta, Georgia) , September 8, 2015 Summary: One Macomb and Welcoming Michigan will partner with The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers (TSSOTS) to tackle race and cultural diversity through the art and craft of storytelling. TSSOTS is a winner of the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, which funds projects that engage and enrich …

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Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivors Pass Their Stories to a New Generation

The New York Times (New York, NY) , August 5, 2015 Summary: HIROSHIMA, Japan — Hiromi Hasai was being trained to make machine gun bullets when the flash from the atomic bomb that destroyed his city lit up the already bright morning sky. Just 14, he had been pulled from school a week before to …

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Storytelling is Now Part of the International Day of Peace

Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation (New York, NY) , October 1, 2014 Summary: We are pleased to introduce you to Ms. Velma Mukoro, 24, of Nairobi, Kenya, and her award-winning story presented at the International Day of Peace this year. Our thanks go to the International Storytelling Center Executive Director, Kiran Singh Sirah and Ms. Mukoro …

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Oral Fixation project brings stories by immigrants to stage at the Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX) , June 17, 2014 Summary: Eight people will be performing at the special Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) Late Night edition of the storytelling series “Oral Fixation (An Obsession With True Life Tales).” The show is sold out, but Stewart expects some seats to become available that evening. Videos of …

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The Tale of Two Schools

New York Times Magazine (New York, NY) , May 4, 2014 Summary: Fieldston and University Heights are in the same borough but worlds apart. How much understanding between their students can a well-told story bring? University Heights High School is on St. Anns Avenue in the South Bronx, which is part of the poorest congressional …

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Scientists Study Why Stories Exist

Wall Street Journal (New York, NY) , April 4, 2014 Summary: We human beings spend hours each day telling and hearing stories. We always have. Why? At a fascinating workshop at Stanford last month called “The Science of Stories” scientists and scholars talked about why reading Harlequin romances may make you more empathetic, about how …

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