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NSN presents 2021 ORACLE Award Recipients

Eleven Recipients Presented with ORACLE Awards from National Storytelling Network 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. This year, National Storytelling Network honors eleven ORACLE Award recipients. Jeannine …

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NSN Fringe Performance: Wendy Gourley

Presented as part of NSN’s Amplify Weekend Only Love: A Family Journey Through Shifting Pronouns, Identities, And Perceptions When your child comes out as transgender in a religiously conservative community, they aren’t the only ones about to go through a transition. Through personal story, Only Love explores a world where faith, family values, and the gender …

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NSN Fringe Performance: Milbre Burch

Presented as part of NSN’s Caught in a Bind Weekend Shapely and Sharp: Tales of Ferocious Women Milbre Burch conjured three mothers who draw on their inner ferocity when pushed to their limits by circumstance, spouse or community. Cultures all over the world attempt to tame or take possession of feminine fierceness. Her trio of …

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Sixty Second Stories

National Storytelling Network recognizes the power of every story, no matter how short. The mission of Sixty Second Stories is to celebrate the diverse experiences of storytellers in a local, national, and international spotlight by sharing stories from members of our far-reaching community. We invite members, non-members, experienced, and new storytellers to submit a 60-second …

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Earth Care Performance 2: Quiet Tales

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Margaret Read MacDonald (Washington) | Host/Three Green LadiesSheila Wee (Singapore) | Just a Little MorePaula Martín (Argentina) | Sharing the WineHeather Forest (New York) | The Useless TreeLaura Simms (New York) | Papa God’s WellMilbre Burch (North Carolina) | The Magic Garden of the PoorGerald Fierst …

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Earth Care Performance 1: Lively Tales

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference Margaret Read MacDonald (Washington) | HostJen and Nat Whitman (Bangkok) | Mikku and the TreesJenni Cargill-Strong (Australia) | Mosquito Extermination ProjectJoe Hayes (New Mexico) | Frog and LocustGecko Cannot SleepJudith Black (Massachusetts) | Spider and the Palm-Nut TreeRoger Jenkins (Singapore) and Paula Martín (Argentina) | The …

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Decocting the Lore

Presented as part of the 2021 Earth Up Conference An invitation for participants to explore the process of taking stories, folklore and memories of a place. We will decoct them, distilling them down to become new creative interpretations, offering new stories infused with old, offering insights into how we renew our relationship with the environment. …

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