Personal Storytelling

The Tale of Two Schools

New York Times Magazine (New York, NY), May 4, 2014 Summary: Fieldston and University Heights are in the same borough but worlds apart. How much understanding between their students can a well-told story bring? University Heights High School is on St. Anns Avenue in the South Bronx, which is part of the poorest congressional district …

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Scientists Study Why Stories Exist

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories

The Atlantic (Washington, DC), December 2013 Summary: Most parents know about the benefits of reading stories from books with their young children. Yet what most parents don’t know is that everyday family stories confer many of the same benefits of reading–and even some new ones. Over the last 25 years, a small canon of research …

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What Kids Learn From Hearing Family Stories

The Atlantic (Washington, DC), December 2013   Summary: Most parents know about the benefits of reading stories from books with their young children. Yet what most parents don’t know is that everyday family stories confer many of the same benefits of reading–and even some new ones. Over the last 25 years, a small canon of …

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The Tin Can Tales

Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL), November 14, 2013 Summary: Tin Can Tales, a new series of intimate storytelling events featuring community members including University of Alabama students, faculty members, writers and others, begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Each tale-teller will share experiences in first-person narrative, with each installment of the …

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The Tin Can Tales

Tuscaloosa News (Tuscaloosa, AL) , November 14, 2013 Summary: Tin Can Tales, a new series of intimate storytelling events featuring community members including University of Alabama students, faculty members, writers and others, begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Bama Theatre’s Greensboro Room. Each tale-teller will share experiences in first-person narrative, with each installment of …

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Bridging the Gap Between Young, Old

Smoky Mountain News (Waynesville, NC), June 12, 2013 Summary: “I remember thinking what a shame it was that the old-timers and former Civilian Conservation Corps members were disappearing,” Beth Bramhall, a seasonal education ranger with Great Smoky Mountains National Park said. “The time to talk with these folks is now, while they’re still around to …

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Bridging the Gap Between Young, Old

Smoky Mountain News (Waynesville, NC), June 12, 2013   Summary: “I remember thinking what a shame it was that the old-timers and former Civilian Conservation Corps members were disappearing,” Beth Bramhall, a seasonal education ranger with Great Smoky Mountains National Park said. “The time to talk with these folks is now, while they’re still around …

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