Working in Wisconsin, Wondering When…

…I’ll catch up with my A-Z blog posts…! I know.  It’s probably cheating. But this is my W post. [Still need to do V, and X (which is today’s letter)…they will come…] I was continuing my research on story slams while at the Northlands Storytelling Confabulation in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin…

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6 Ways TEACHING Storytelling Helps One be a Better Storyteller

The Set-Up I recently had a whirlwind gig: Designing and giving a one-hour training to 350 museum volunteers, to equip them to tell pre-selected traditional stories as part of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s upcoming “Mythic Creatures” exhibit.

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Would You Tell a Story at an “Interfaith Event?”

[This article originally appeared in Pam Faro’s Story Tracks February 2015 newsletter.] Imagine this… You are invited to tell a story – for pay, even! – at an occasion described as an “interfaith event.” What would you tell? Do you have a story that springs to mind? Several? None? Would you even want to tell at […]

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Story Slams Making Waves, Part 2 (Or, Does Anybody Read a Blog Published on a Friday Afternoon?)

“What if we recognized that all stories, regardless of traditional, personal, or other, have value when they are well told, when there is room for the audience and when we remember that stories are about human experience, whether true or metaphorical?” – Laura Packer Could not have said it better myself, nope. Thank you, Laura!

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Storytelling – and World Cup Soccer!

I’ve been watching wa-a-a-ay too much soccer lately… Well, no, not too much soccer! I love “the beautiful game,” and actually never get to watch enough of it, since my kids grew up and my soccer mom days are mostly just great memories now – and I love watching the World Cup! You see, the […]

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On the National Storytelling Network Blog: New Workshop on Interfaith Storytelling

You probably had to be there… Raising a quizzical eyebrow, she speaks with feigned ignorance and asks the oh-so-pregnant-with-meaning question: “Now, Pam…What are you a Master of?” I take my cue…spread open my hands, raise eyes upward, and with a voice exuding a beatific awareness of the numinous, I answer in a breathless, awestruck-yet-knowing tone…“Divinity!”

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Week…Just 1 Until the Rocky Mountain Storytelling Conference

The Rocky Mountain Storytelling 2014 Conference is one week away! Storytelling conferences are always a fantastic opportunity to connect, to learn from others (previous blog post!), to learn by doing, to network – and of course to have fun! Rocky Mountain Storytelling holds its annual Colorado conference, “Storytelling: Craft & Connection,” next weekend in Denver on Friday […]

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Upper Elementary School Grades (4-6)

I’m afraid I’m out of time, and so I’m kind of cheating for “U”… I’ll be at a school most of the day, leading workshops with 4th, 5th and 6th graders, 

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Others – Learn from Them!

When someone asks me for advice on how to get started with storytelling, I always answer, “Two things:” 1) “Tell as much and as often as you can” – you learn about yourself, about stories you like, about how to be in front of people…and 2) “Listen as much and as often as you can […]

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