A Storytelling High

by David Peerless I am coming off a storytelling high and wanted to share the experience with you the best that I can.  For the last ten years there has been an organization of professional storytellers(*1) called “The March of the... read more

Mr. Pressley, A Dangerous Man

By C. Ed Bryson “Because it’s dangerous down there,” snapped Ms. Dunkleburg in answer to Harold Owen’s “Why”. We sat alert, in something like an assembly, on the second day of school after summer break. Rural children, left to roam wood and glen for... read more

Five Questions Answered by Clare Muireann Murphy

1. What project are you currently working on? I am currently getting ready to go on tour (Sept 15-Oct 25th across the US). That is my biggest current project. In terms of my creative work I am looking for a new piece to make. I have premiered three new shows this... read more

Bad Brother – Religion and Politics in ‘69”

Written by Loren Niemi Are there parallels between the circumstances of late ‘60’s and our current political/social stresses? That question is one of the considerations that underpins “Bad Brother: Religion and Politics in ‘69” While it begins with... read more

It’s okay to Lie

Written by Janet Pillsbury It’s okay to lie.  Go ahead.  Lie.  Lie a lot.  Make up a big tale about something that might be true but wait, no way it could be.  You have my permission to lie.   Even better?  You might get paid to lie!   Sure I... read more

Hoosier Hysteria Without Hinkle? Heck No!

By Sally Wirthwein It’s not often you find yourself seemingly alone in a soaring, expansive space that seats over 9,000.  A brick fortress rising 5 stories high, spanning over 2 acres.  A place that would hold “a lot of hay”.[1] ... read more

Bil Lepp is Hilarious

Written by Julia Spratt Bil Lepp is hilarious. Really, this post could be done after that sentence, but I’ll keep going because there are so many other wonderful things to be said about Storytelling Arts of Indiana’s 16th annual fundraising... read more

Unraveling Small Mysteries

written by Maire Gurevitz Deep down, I think I became an archivist because ever since I was a small child desperately wishing for my life to mirror Harriet the Spy’s, I have never turned down the chance to solve a good mystery. Who are the... read more

How Turkeys Got Their Stuffing

Written by Bil Lepp Long ago when the animals still talked and all the world had not yet been worked out, turkeys where hallow. Also, turkeys did not have feathers. They were bald. Like beach balls. They also had no wings, no neck, no eyes,... read more

My First Storytelling Experience

Written by Julia Spratt The Storytelling Arts event on March 19th with performer Carol Birch was my first experience in the storytelling world. From the moment I walked through the front doors of the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History... read more