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…

Passionate Conversations

By Laura Simms I organized a salon series called PASSIONATE CONVERSATIONS – The Power of Storytelling. The first took place May 20th.  Two Australian storytellers were in the city:   CAROLINE JOSEPHS and DONNA JACOBS SIFE.  They swept us up in a storied palaver about peacemaking, personal story, healing and the support of women and ancestors. Caroline spoke about…