A Serendipitous Adventure in Storytelling

By Glenda Bonin In the past two years, my storytelling repertoire has expanded to include audiences of elders – some in vigorous health, and others dealing with a variety of medical conditions and memory loss. For the most part, these audiences are associated with senior living communities or private assisted living sites. I have identified …

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Professor Pickle Looks In The RORRIM

By Mike Speller In the afterglow of the wonderful buffet published in Storytelling Magazine’s “Coming Home Laughter” edition, I am proud to say NSN chose the Professor to share his Humor Kourse at the upcoming summer conference/workshop.   So now I have plenty of material to copy, paraphrase, and claim as my own. I am joshing, …

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Our Stories, Our Community: Foundation approach to storytelling in communities

by Lillian Rodrigues-Pang Twenty years ago I sat in the concrete surrounds of the mental health ward next to my brother with nothing to say. I couldn’t talk to him about the beautiful sunny day outside, about awesome surf conditions, or my nephew’s first soccer game that was coming up. All of these were unobtainable …

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Show Don't Tell – Decoded

by Doug Lipman If you’ve hung around storytelling (or acting or writing) long enough, you’ve probably heard the familiar instruction: “Show, don’t tell.” This maxim points toward a helpful idea: in order to make a scene or sentence maximally vivid for your listeners, you need to “show” what happened, rather than “tell” ABOUT what happened. …

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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 synergies of housing, education and art to improve outcomes for undeserved children, adults …

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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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This is your Brain on Communication

TED Conferences (New York, NY), February, 2016   Summary: During an official TED conference, neuroscientist Uri Hasson, Princeton University, researches the basis of human communication, and experiments from his lab reveal that even across different languages, our brains show similar activity, or become “aligned,” when we hear the same idea or story. This amazing neural …

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