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 was at risk of ending, will continue and celebrate the 38th birthday on October 20th from 3:00-4:30 at the Robertson Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. 1719 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035. Two days before the NSN conference, I received word that the organizers of this swap were planning on ending the swap due to low attendance. I took this sad news to the NSN Summit and met a number of Los Angeles tellers that I had never met along with some old (as in I have known a long time) storytelling friends. “We must save Community Storytellers” was the reply I received. Six storytellers met at my home in August and we decided to continue the swap at a new venue and new time to avoid Los Angeles Traffic. Community Storytellers Lives on!! For more information visit: Communitystorytellers.org