The Master Thief

The Master Thief claimed me from the start. The title itself jumped out at me from a whole long list of Grimm’s tales I was perusing looking for something I might want to learn to tell. I read through it, and I knew it was telling my story–pieces I had lived and pieces I longed …

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Jack My Hedgehog

 BZ Smith says: I’m looking for Transgender material, and am trying to get started on a piece centered on Prince Hedgehog…born in unlovable skin, so to speak. Just starting on this. I have a transgender family member & want to work on the piece as a tribute to this unparalleled act of courage. There was …

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Catskin

Naomi Socher tells “a version of Catskin that ends in her marrying a nobleman’s daughter instead of a son. In my [Mary Grace Ketner] version, the nobleman holds grand balls to find the perfect mate for his daughter and all the eligible lords and ladies are invited, since she’s bi.” Accessed from Fairy Tale Lobby: …

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The Magic of Making History

by Chris Sutton The sesquicentennial (a word I love to say but cannot spell) has been an incredible, unmatched experience for me. The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War started in 2011 and ends this year, 2015. Hundreds and hundreds of reenactments, ceremonies and assemblies have taken place over the last four years to …

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Why question authority? Why not?

by Robin Bady Once upon a time, my love affair with the canons of world fairy and folk tales was easy. I simply told the stories -of faraway princesses, kings and magical creatures, of transformations, possibilities, journeys, struggles, hope, and courage – and found the magic and justice within. But as the world around us …

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Storytelling Event Translates the Meaning of Baseball

The Enquirer (Cincinnati, Ohio), July 8, 2015 Summary: The Enquirer’s Wednesday night storytelling event was dedicated to the love of the game. The 350 or so attendees filled The Phoenix in Downtown. For lovers of the game, it is not merely about balls and strikes but about how we relate to others. “Everyone who loves …

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Partnering provides depth to your craft as a storyteller

by Kevin Cordi, Ph.D. As a storyteller and story crafter, how often have you been working on a story and been blocked in your thinking? When you were stuck, were you alone? This is often the standard practice of the storyteller. We reside in empty rooms, cradled at a desk, writing our ideas to create …

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Why positive storytelling matters to transportation

Why positive storytelling matters to transportation GreaterGreaterWashington.org (Washington, DC), June 23, 2015 Summary: Better streets, transit lines, and bike lanes are wonderful things. But for communities hoping to kick the car habit, good marketing and public relations matter just as much as the infrastructure itself. At StreetsCamp, Mobility Lab’s Paul Mackie taught us why marketing …

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