2020 Halloween Gala workshop: Creating Original Ghost Stories with Cynthia Rintye

Creating Original Ghost Stories with Cynthia Rintye How did I come to teach a workshop on ghost stories? Well, I certainly had no intention of becoming an expert on spooky tales or paranormal experiences. Then again, I had no intention of becoming the Queen of England, a professional Segway rider, or a teenage zombie trainer.  …

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HALLOWEEN GALA: The Adult Shows

HALLOWEEN GALA: The Adult Shows Some Reflections from JEFF GERE NSN Gala Planning Committee Alton Chung said it best: “I’m tired of going to spooky shows that are not spooky.” So here are the most twisted, supernatural, and disturbing tales we could fine. Lovers of horror, you will be pleased. Your guide on this journey …

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2020 Halloween Gala Kids Shows

HALLOWEEN GALA: The KIDS Shows Some Reflections from JEFF GERE NSN Gala Planning Committee KIDS SHOWS in the AFTERNOONS The committee agreed: start with preschool chills, and grow more scary and tense for the older kids. Oh yes, get more spooky, but be fun. I think we’ve succeeded with some really great performances here. So …

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NSN’s 2020 Halloween Gala Tellers!

The HOUR of REVELATION is HERE! The Programming Committee is thrilled to announce NSN’s 2020 Halloween Gala Tellers! Oct 30: MISCHIEF NIGHT Haunted Story Slam (6pm Central US Time) YOU! Prepare your best 5-min true personal “Haunted” story & throw your name in the hat! Storied Costume Contest (8pm Central US Time) YOU! (Again!) Don …

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Best Practices for Virtual Keynotes

Storytelling in Organizations Lessons Learned: Best Practices for Virtual Keynotes Like many organizations, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization (USPTO) had to move all of its training online. The biggest challenge that the training and development specialists at the USPTO faced was converting its bi-annual four-day Leadership Forum from an in-person event to entirely online. …

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Story Now Interview: Robin Kitson

At the National Storytelling Network, our mission is to advance all forms of storytelling within the community through promotion, advocacy, and education. STORY NOW! Interview Series The theme of our 2019 annual conference was Story Now! Now! From the boardroom to the classroom, and the page to the stage, personal stories and folktales are catalysts …

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September 2020 – Bill Baker

“A Strategic Approach to the Art of Storytelling” with Bill Baker Our September Story Lab guest was Bill Baker, Founder and Principal, BBandCo Storytelling. Since Bill first learned to talk, he has been telling stories: to teachers, bus drivers, that nice lady at the grocery store…anyone who would listen. Early on, Bill recognized the impact …

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Story Now Interview: Joe Herrington

At the National Storytelling Network, our mission is to advance all forms of storytelling within the community through promotion, advocacy, and education. STORY NOW! Interview Series The theme of our 2019 annual conference was Story Now! Now! From the boardroom to the classroom, and the page to the stage, personal stories and folktales are catalysts …

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August 2020 – Jay Golden

The Mythic Moment Our August Story Lab guest was Jay Golden, Keynote Speaker, Storytelling Coach & Founder of Retellable “For a story to change the world, it has to change you first.” Jay Golden Time speeds along, perhaps faster than ever before. And yet, there are moments, living moments thatseem to reach across time, coming …

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Karen Golden

Karen Golden Much of NSN’s best work is done in local communities.  California Liaison Karen Golden shares her experience in resurrecting an iconic storytelling group – thanks to connections she made at the NSN Summit in Fremont. Storytelling is thriving in Los Angeles. My biggest news is that our longest-running story swap, Community Storytellers, which …

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