Workshops

Social Justice Stories: Edutainment at its Best Panel Discussion

You have something to say in a story, but how do you say it without sounding too pushy, opinionated, or downright boring? Noa Baum, Nancy Donoval, Charlotte Blake Alston, and Judith Black join Sue O’Halloran for a panel discussion exploring the craft of social justice stories. How do you combine education and entertainment into social …

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Welcoming the Other

This workshop manifests the theme of “engagement through empathy.” It starts with a highly interactive exercise designed to evoke a strong, empathetic response to being “outside” – invoking motivation to action. It then provides storytellers with the specific tools and techniques they require to adapt this method to their own issues and communities. Dialogue and …

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One World of Stories – Celebrating Diversity and Commonality Through Folktales

This storytelling workshop for beginning and burgeoning storytellers offers practical insights into researching and performing multicultural folktales. Participants will explore how to shape and share folktale repertoire that respectfully reflects both the uniqueness of cultural heritage and the universality of human experience. Heather Forest is a modern-day bard. Her multicultural folktale books and musical storytelling …

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Opening Welcome & Keynote Addresses

Event for Ages 16+ Greetings from NSN and Storytellers around the world! Beyond Borders with Ekansh Tambe High School student Ekansh Tambe has visited six world borders, taking photographs and telling stories. In this brief talk, he will guide us through his experiences and what he has learned.Ekansh loves traveling, having visited six world borders …

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Pre-Conference: Healing Story Alliance Spotlight Performance

Event for Ages 16+ In reflecting on the role of Stories to Heal during the pandemic HSA members discerned a need for a virtual place to gather and regularly share stories and feelings. A thread wound through our planning that of serving others and sharing empathy. Our title is drawn from that thread and experience. …

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Pre-Conference: Youth, Educators and Storytellers Alliance Workshop

Personal Storytelling with College Students in Theory and Practice with Dr. Charles Parrott and the Kennesaw State University Tellers. Join Dr. Charles Parrott and the KSU Tellers for an afternoon of stories and exercises focused on personal narrative storytelling. The KSU Tellers, a student storytelling ensemble housed in the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies …

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Pre-Conference: Healing Story Alliance Workshop

Hosted by Lani Peterson, Wally Scott, Heather Forest, and Cheryl Cofield, with Libby Tipton. HSA explores and promotes the use of storytelling in healing. We share experiences and skills to increase our own knowledge of stories and how best to use them to inform, nurture, inspire and heal, both organizations and individuals. We strive to …

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Pre-Conference: Storytelling in Organizations (SIO) Workshop

Russians are the kind of people that are grumpy and closed up at first but after knowing you for some time they are your friends for life. This magic connection comes from our language, particularly the word “Why”. In the workshop you will discover a new way to a deep connection with others by discovering …

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