Branding Storytelling Retreat 2008

by Alan Cock Member, Producers & Organizers SIG Sponsored by the NSN PRO SIG Agenda: Branding Storytelling: What does it all mean? Find out at the PRO SIG Winter Retreat February 15, 16, 17, 2008 Fairfield Inn-Airport 5220 W Southern Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana Discuss branding with Loren Niemi & Cristin Thomas Meet Pauline Moffat of …

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Cherokee Storyteller Shares Culture, Faith

Victoria Advocate (Victoria, Texas) , August 14, 2009 Summary: Kathy Lynn Copeland’s ancestors were Cherokee royalty, and her culture and her faith are something she has made it her life to share. “I feel like all my life it’s led up to this,” she said. “To many people you have two sides. It’s part of who you …

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Telling Stories, Building Bridges

Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest (IL) , June 2, 2009 Summary: Multi-cultural exchanges, such as a Kwanzaa celebration from a few years back, are common at Unity Temple. Interfaith dialogue is again on tap for this Saturday. Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), recalled that the …

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Oral History Class Preserves History, Promotes Community

Arizona State University News (Phoenix, AZ) , May 21, 2009 Summary: Save Our Stories (SOS) is a new Communication Studies degree course in Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. Designed to preserve the stories of a diverse community while teaching students communication skills and research applications, the SOS course is directed …

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Why Right-brainers Will Rule This Century

Why Right-brainers Will Rule This Century CNN.com (Atlanta, GA), May 7, 2009 Summary: Your left brain is logical, linear, by-the-numbers; the right side is creative, artistic, empathetic. Oprah Winfrey talks with Daniel Pink about his groundbreaking book, “A Whole New Mind”, and explores how right-brain thinkers are wired for 21st-century success. The best part: Anyone …

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Festival Connects Storytelling, Peace-building

Winnipeg Free Press (Winnipeg, Canada) , May 6, 2009 Summary: Yarns, myths, folk tales, legends, fables, historical narratives and just plain stories are being shared today through Saturday at the fourth annual Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival. The free festival is presented by the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College, …

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Champaign-Urbana Group Revives Art of Storytelling

Daily Illini (University of Illinois, Champaign, IL), April 7, 2009 Summary: The Champaign-Urbana Storytelling Guild takes storytelling from children’s bedtime fodder to an elaborate art form. The Guild, which was founded in 2001, sponsors local storytelling concerts and events and participates in workshops and benefits. “The whole point of it is to support new tellers …

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Life Stories: Children Find Meaning in Old Family Tales

Wall Street Journal (New York, NY), March 11, 2009 Summary: As parents cut budgets, many are finding family stories have surprising power to help children through hard times. Storytelling experts say the phenomenon reflects a growing national interest in telling tales, evidenced by a rise in storytelling events and festivals. New research bears out the …

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Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

Newsweek (New York, NY), February 16, 2009 Summary: Ann Banks, editor of First-Person America, an anthology of oral histories collected by the WPA’s Federal Writers’ Project, wrote: I was raised on Depression stories; this was only one of many told around our dinner table. Hearing them again and again, I became fascinated by the role …

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Multimedia Projects You May Have Missed in 2008

Poynter.org (St. Petersburg, FL), December 29, 2008 Summary: The urge to make and read year-end lists has created this opportunity to look at some interesting multimedia published in 2008. The big kids really knocked it out of the park, especially on political coverage. The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC and USA Today all …

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