Scientists Study Why Stories Exist

Wall Street Journal (New York, NY), April 4, 2014 Summary: We human beings spend hours each day telling and hearing stories. We always have. Why? At a fascinating workshop at Stanford last month called “The Science of Stories” scientists and scholars talked about why reading Harlequin romances may make you more empathetic, about how ten-year-olds…

The new Jews of L.A.: A Muslim-Jewish partnership breaks new ground in Los Angeles

Haaretz (Tel Aviv, Israel) , March 5, 2014 Summary: Even in the easygoing, laid-back environment of modern-day Los Angeles, bringing Muslims and Jews together to talk about the Arab-Israeli conflict is viewed as playing with fire. For decades, “the Muslim-Jewish dialogue that existed in L.A. only took place at the leadership level, among a handful…

Masters Tell Tales at 7th Annual Storytelling Festival

The Vashon Loop (Vashon, WA), February 3, 2014 Summary: Vashon Wilderness Program will host its 7th annual Coyote Tales Storytelling Festival on Saturday, February 1 at the Open Space for Arts and Community on Vashon Island. Starting at 4pm, storytellers Allison Cox, Merna Hecht, Steffon Moody and Gene Tagaban will delight all with an imaginative…

Tap the Power of Storytelling

Tap the Power of Storytelling Forbes (Jersey City, NJ), January 4, 2014 Summary: By Rodger Dean Duncan No doubt about it, the best speakers are good storytellers. The best writers are good storytellers. The best leaders are good storytellers. The best teachers and trainers and coaches are good storytellers. It might even be argued that…