2020 Connected Virtual Conference & Festival

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ORACLE Spotlight Performance & Closing Ceremony

Jackson Gilman Jackson has featured at the national festival four times and is a four time Teller-in-Residence at the ISC. Song, dance, mime and/or sign language might be incorporated in performance – whatever works best to bring a story to life. He helps others develop their own stories at his Springboards for Stories workshop held […]

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Self-Care for Storytellers Discussion Panel

With Laura Packer, Donna Washington, Ted Parkhurst, Kristin Pedemonti & Allison Broeren The work of storytellers is always vital, especially in times of turmoil. We are keepers of culture and bearers of hope. Many storytellers tend to prioritize the work before their health, but before we can perform, teach, heal, and serve at our best,

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International Spotlight: Multi-Cultural Stories from Israel

Event for Ages 10+ Presented by Israel Storytellers Association and hosted by Rinah Sheleff.A potpourri of folk tales and personal stories, reflecting the multiple cultural backgrounds that characterize our society. Stories Tales of the Baal Shem Tov: A Forest, a Fire and a Prayer told by Rinah SheleffSometimes, all that’s left is the story.Born in

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Moving Stories: Body, Voice and More

Our voices tell stories, our bodies tell stories, so why not explore it all? This workshop explores the creativity between words and action, from page to stage, the creation of stories for performance storytelling. Whether a seasoned performer or just getting started, Eth-Noh-Tec will introduce the storytellers into a playful performance tool chest with creative

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Story Slam | Theme: Masked

Event for Ages 16+ | Theme: MaskedHosted by Jamie Brickhouse Watch storytellers from all over the world put their winning stories to the test at the first-ever virtual NSN Story Slam. True, 5-minute personal stories on the theme, “Masked.” Whether it’s wearing a mask for your first Halloween, wishing you could hide your face in

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Southeast Region Spotlight Performance

Event for Ages 16+ Stories Linda Schuyler Ford – Florida“Orange Blossoms”Linda grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley, wandering the very hills that inspired author Washington Irving, and hearing the folktales told by her Dutch and German ancestors. It’s no wonder she became a storyteller! Linda loves performing Hudson Valley folk and fairy tales, women’s

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International Spotlight: SEODA! Treasures from Ireland

Event for Ages 10+ SEODA – Is an Irish word for Treasures. Niall de Búrca hosts a celebration of performers each of whom has made a unique contribution to Irish traditional storytelling. Nuala Hayes, Colm Sands, Liz Weir and Eddie Lenihan have spent decades immersed in the art form. Their dedication and encouragement of new

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Save Your Space: Virtual Events Keep Storytelling Alive

Virtual Events save your space – the night your show happens, the weekend of your festival – and keep your brand alive. In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from 3 storytellers/show producers who’ve been hosting online storytelling events since March. They’ll share expertise and give tips on how to ensure your online events not only

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