Stay Out of Them Old Cars / Living in the Country

Told by Michael Reno Harrell Listen to story Shared at NSN’s 2009 National Story Night, Michael combines story and song to paint the picture of growing up in East Tennessee/Western North Carolina. About Michael Michael Reno Harrell is one of those natural born Southern storytellers filled with wit, charm and surprises. Whether the story is…

The Impact of Exclusivity

By Katie Knutson Katie Knutson is our New Voices chairperson who shares her articles for Storytelling Magazine on our blog to inspire a place for discussion and follow-up.  Comments encouraged! Storytelling is the most effective tool I have found for teaching, connecting people, fostering understanding, and building community. When in a community, individual storytellers unite…

Inheriting the Life of the Party

by Adam Booth I recently attended a garden party in Cleveland to celebrate my friend Sarah’s musicology doctoral graduation. She has spent the past few years studying Anne Botta, a 19th century salonnière whose New York home was an important gathering place for writers, musicians, artists, and at times, celebrities. Sarah’s research looks past identifying…