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Project Takes Me Back to 19 Century Indiana

Written by Lou Ann Homan locketoftime@aol.com Rain pours out my window from gray skies covering gray buildings. I look through the arched windows and find great beauty in this landscape. This building, the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis, is my home this... read more

The Importance of Oral Storytelling: Myths and Legends

By David Peerless davidpeerless@yahoo.com The spoken word has been, and still is, the most frequently used and most important mode of communication; even in these days of texting and emails. The spoken word contains subtleties that the written word – even with... read more

I am a Jabberwocky Fan

Carol Kramer ckramerco@comcast.net I am a Jabberwocky fan because I enjoy the very casual welcoming atmosphere created by co-hosts Storytelling Arts of Indiana and Indy Fringe. No tickets are needed, so I can attend on the spur of the moment. The evening offers wine,... read more

We Have an Incredible Story to Tell

by Ellen Munds Executive Director Ellen@storytellingarts.org We have an incredible story to tell. It begins, as all good stories do, with a dream. 28 years ago, three people wanted to give Hoosiers the gift of stories. And those three people formed a movement that... read more

How I Got Started in Storytelling

I open my mouth to tell a familiar story, maybe “The Talking Pot” or “Mr. Fox”, and I realize that the children who first listened to me tell that story are grandparents now. It wasn’t so long ago, was it: 1969 in Louisville, Kentucky, when I was a fresh young college... read more

Matlack Storytelling

By David Matlack dmatlack@indiana.edu I discovered storytelling by pure serendipity. I was planning an autumn family vacation in the Smokies, and saw a blurb in Southern Living about something called the National Storytelling Festival. I had never heard of... read more

How I Got Started in Storytelling

By Ginny Richey I open my mouth to tell a familiar story, maybe “The Talking Pot” or “Mr. Fox”, and I realize that the children who first listened to me tell that story are grandparents now. It wasn’t so long ago, was it: 1969 in Louisville, Kentucky, when I was a... read more

CORPORATE CULTURE AND INSPIRE STORIES CAN CONVEY

By Frank Basile Frank_Basile@sbcglobal.net Employees learn more about a company and what it stands for from incidents that happen with the CEO and other executives than from company manuals. Manuals simply state how things should be or how the writer wants people to... read more

Telling Jewish Stories in Antarctica

Bob Zalkin bzalkin65@comcast.net   I am perhaps the only professional storyteller in the world who has told on all 7 continents of the world: North America, South America, Europe, Asia. Africa, Australia and lately, Antarctica. This was achieved because I serve... read more

I Call Home…My Mountains

Sheila Kay Adams Sheila@sheilakayadams.com The moon is laying a silver shawl over the entire ridge and every where the snow still lingers it looks like a rainbow peeps out at you as you walk by. I’ve walked to the top of the ridge and back just marveling at the... read more