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Accreditation: The Transformational Storytelling school

Transformational Storytelling is an online and in-person school founded by Jim Brulé which focuses on two major areas: providing classes and mentoring in developing the skills to tell truly transformative stories, and the application of those skills to organizations and communities to help heal fractures of class, ethnicity, tradition, and privilege.  “Stories develop the potential to […]

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Karen Golden

Karen Golden Much of NSN’s best work is done in local communities.  California Liaison Karen Golden shares her experience in resurrecting an iconic storytelling group – thanks to connections she made at the NSN Summit in Fremont. Storytelling is thriving in Los Angeles. My biggest news is that our longest-running story swap, Community Storytellers, which

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Ed Lewis

Ed Lewis We are the National Storytelling Network, of course, but the reach of NSN extends beyond the borders of the USA.  Associations through the NSN board and members can connect us to many kinds of storytelling adventures.  California Liaison Ed Lewis tells about a storytelling trip to Europe, which he says was “Simply spectacular!”

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Mark Goldman

Mark Goldman Through NSN, I have gained untold friendships, knowledge and opportunities. I have been able to make connections with many tellers who have become valued friends and colleagues. For me, “Connecting people to and through story” has proved to be more than just a “tagline” of the organization. NSN members, even the non-telling “listener”

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Julie Moss

Julie Moss Two years after joining NSN, I responded to the letter inviting storytellers to visit China on a Storytelling Tour. On that tour I met Judith Heineman and spent the next three years learning the stories I heard bits of in China, writing an anthology of those stories. In 2010, I attended my very

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Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton In 2012 my first book, Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies was published by University Press of Kentucky. The opportunity to write the book came about because on October 31, 2009 I accepted a lunch invitation from the publisher’s acquisitions editor. The lunch invitation came about because the acquisitions editor had

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Adam Booth

Adam Booth When the NSN chose to award the JJ Reneaux Mentorship Award for a partnership between Dovie Thomason and me, my initial perspectives were recognition and gratification. I didn’t foresee the opportunity for growth, humility, and richness of purpose that it would provide. During the grant award year and time since then, working with

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Noa Baum

Noa Baum At my very first NSN conference in 2000, I took a workshop with Elizabeth Ellis and Loren Niemi about the importance of telling difficult stories. That encounter with these two amazing teachers changed my life. I realized I needed to venture away from my comfort zone (folktales for children) and tell more personal

Noa Baum Details » is an online site that explores diversity and race relations through sharing video stories by professional tellers. To date, it offers over 200 videos and transcripts covering themes of identity, bullying, immigration, interfaith, the civil rights movement and peacemaking just to name a few. A video guide with story synopsis, discussion questions and Details »

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