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National Storytelling Network

National Storytelling Network
The National Storytelling Network is dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling – as a performing art, a process of cultural transformation, and more. Storytelling illuminates who we are as individuals and as a community. Stories spark deeper understanding; they enlighten our minds and hearts. Stories light the fire of joy and laughter. Join us in the Valley of the Sun at the 2014 National Storytelling Conference for education and inspiration through the Fire & Light of story. Sponsors

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AIGA Design Archives - +id:763 VAS: An Opera in Flatland is a collaborative novel by Steve Tomasula and Stephen Farrell. VAS chronicles Square, Oval, and the other inhabitants of Flatland as they ?nd themselves slipping into a post-biological future in which lying down with the scalpel is as common as buying and selling genes. Printed in the colors of flesh and blood, this hybrid image/text novel demonstrates how differing ways of imagining the body generate diverse stories of history, gender, politics, and, ultimately, the literature of who we are. World Storytelling Day Easy! Your local storytelling group, festival, committee, or even an individual storyteller, can simply plan an event for March 20th, and promote it as part of World Storytelling Day. The theme for 2015 is "Wishes" Dream big, and let everyone know about your plans! To subscribe to the WSD email discussion list, send a message to: You can download the WSD logo for use to help promote for your event.

How Stories Change the Brain Ben’s dying. That’s what Ben’s father says to the camera as we see Ben play in the background. Ben is two years old and doesn’t know that a brain tumor will take his life in a matter of months. Ben’s father tells us how difficult it is to be joyful around Ben because the father knows what is coming. But in the end he resolves to find the strength to be genuinely happy for Ben’s sake, right up to Ben’s last breath. Everyone can relate to this story.

The Storyteller From Modernism Lab Essays by Leo Hall Walter Benjamin’s essay “The Storyteller” concerns itself with the incommunicability of experiences in the modern world. Published in 1936, the essay attributes the fall of the storyteller to a time in history devoid of shared experiences. Deconstructing the art and science of storytelling "Brand storytelling" is currently the biggest buzz trend in marketing. Stories are coming to the fore because brands today have to grab the attention of consumers. Since time immemorial, storytellers have been honing the art of creating compelling content that immediately hooks people in. Neuroscience now confirms what prophets, minstrels and jesters knew instinctively: if you relay information through narrative, people are more likely to emotionally connect with it and remember the details.

5 free apps for digital storytelling and sharing kids’ ideas Digital storytelling simply means using computer-based tools to tell stories. The 5 apps below are some of my favorites for allowing kids to create, illustrate, record, and share stories and ideas. Digital storytelling is easy to do with these apps, and can be done even if you don’t have access to much technology at school. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Plot Overview On their weekly walk, an eminently sensible, trustworthy lawyer named Mr. Utterson listens as his friend Enfield tells a gruesome tale of assault. The tale describes a sinister figure named Mr. Hyde who tramples a young girl, disappears into a door on the street, and reemerges to pay off her relatives with a check signed by a respectable gentleman. Since both Utterson and Enfield disapprove of gossip, they agree to speak no further of the matter. It happens, however, that one of Utterson’s clients and close friends, Dr.

5 Benefits of Storytelling in the Consumer-Driven World 5 Benefits of Storytelling in the Consumer-Driven World By Alyse Dunn Communication has changed. With the growth of the “Social Market,” businesses can no longer rely solely on traditional mediums—television, print, and radio, to win consumers.

Forget Storytelling, Try Storydoing Marc Andreessen famously said, "A company without a story is a company without a strategy." I couldn't agree more. Having a clear and distinctive story is critical in building a brand today. However, there's a distinction to be made between broadcasting your story--storytelling--and living your story, or storydoing. Understanding the difference between the two and making that shift toward the latter is fundamental to building a business. Alberto Hernández enhances R. L. Stevenson’s, Features — The Publishing Lab According to Peter Brooks “narrating is never innocent, telling a story can change a life […] narrative is a vital and necessary element of our lives” [1]. Stories are an important aspect of culture and, indeed, storytelling was probably one of the earliest forms of entertainment. The idea for the “Hybrid Novels” project came up after a long search through piles of books for adults, particularly novels, where I noted that barely any of them contained imagery.

Storytelling, Like A Drug, Can Improve Your Health A new study suggests that stories have real healing power As journalists, we sometimes wonder whether there’s anybody out there listening to the stories we tell, and even if they are, what real impact we can possibly have. (These questions tend to come up late at night, after a week-long blogging daze, excessive chauffeuring of the kids and falling on ice several times.) And then, amidst all of this doubt, a study appears showing that storytelling can actually heal the sick.