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Story Coaching for Transformation

Story, especially oral story, can act like your personal Superman. It's more powerful than a locomotive-or dynamite, faster than a jet plane, and it's able to leap over personal self-doubt, self denial, and misconceptions.  We have almost unlimited capacity to change, but old scripts and programming often acts like a deadbolt-locking out personal possibilities. As a story-coach I've had the privilege to listen deeply and guide courageous folks to create stories that act as golden keys to unlock…See More
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Professional Storyteller is a network for people who work in the field of oral storytelling. Please write a brief paragraph about your work.
Rivka Willick has been a professional storyteller and story-coach for over 20 years. Rivka tells transformational tales, historic yarns, traditional Jewish and World stories, childbirth tales, as well as sci-fi and original pieces. She uses traditional drums, puppets, and odd stuff to add texture and excitement to many stories. She's worked as a story coach with professional speakers, business presenters, teachers, and individuals striving for personal and community change.

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Check out my last article in an 8 article blog post series. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the entire series.

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 9:23am

NJ 20th Annual Storytelling Festival Call for Workshop Proposals

The NJ Storytelling Festival Committee is accepting Storytelling Workshop proposals for the 20th Annual NJ Storytelling Festival.

The 20th Annual NJ Storytelling Festival will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 12 noon til 6 pm at Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ.

The workshop will take place from 10am until 12 noon on the day of the festival.

Who can submit a proposal?

Anyone is welcome to submit a proposal to share relevant…


Posted on December 20, 2011 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments

A new traditional food for Rosh Hashana

During the first night of Rosh Hashana there are many traditional foods that we eat. We dip the apple into the honey, eat round Challa, eat a fish head (so we will be the head not the tail), fish (so we will multiply), carrots, beets, gourds, dates, cabbage/leeks, pomegranate, and new fruits.…


Posted on September 8, 2010 at 12:30pm

Whose the Fool?

April Fools Day was actually a political tool to force people into compliance. The first day of the year use to be April 1st. When the ruler changed it, people resisted. King decided to belittle and poke fun of those who would not comply and called them April Fools. Some political weapons never go away.

HiStory is always a story that needs to be told.

Posted on April 2, 2010 at 11:44am

Telling at the local US Armory

Last week I was invited to tell to veterans and their families at a local US Army Reserve Armory. I ran a mini workshop and told a couple stories but the faces of my listeners told stories all their own. Many folks were struggling just to put food on the table while their husbands or wives were on active duty. Others were facing the challenge of readjusting once they returned home.…


Posted on March 3, 2010 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:03am on March 17, 2010, Slash Coleman said…
Thank you Rivka for the book suggestions :)
At 1:23pm on April 15, 2009, Sean Buvala said…
Rivka- Nice job on your article in the NSN magazine. Concise, to-the-point and exposing folks to a great idea about yet another venue idea. Thanks for adding the discussion!

Under "things to take into consideration," I would have added that folks need to be aware of local business and tax laws. Depending on who is sponsoring the event and how the monies are handled, licenses and tax forms may need to be completed and applied for. Also, many cities have rules about "business" gatherings taking place in private homes. If one has a grumpy neighbor, issues with civil authorities can come into play.

Great article and I think a good contribution to our art form.

Kind regards,
At 5:49pm on April 6, 2009, Rachmiel Tobesman said…
I tell mainly ancient and medieval Jewish stories, that's why I asked. Being a Breslover, storytelling is part of our tradition. Many years ago a rabbi said, " I came to teach you Torah and you understand it not , therefore I will tell you stories."

And so we tell stories.
At 9:56am on April 6, 2009, Rachmiel Tobesman said…
I see you scary stories, have told any of the Jewish werewolf stories? Golem stories? or Jewish stories of the "other side"?
At 4:44pm on April 3, 2009, Rachmiel Tobesman said…
I live in the Pikesville area. the magazine is from the Network of Biblical Storytellers, Intnl. (NBS)
At 12:08am on February 5, 2009, Tammy Wilson said…
Thanks for the warm welcome :)
At 7:12pm on November 12, 2008, Gail de Vos said…
It is truly a very scary thing -- but my friends were quick on the uptake to resurrect me in grand style. All in all, quite painless, just a little time consuming. (I would rather consume treats however.)
At 6:31pm on November 2, 2008, Jean Alter said…
How about Tuesday Nov. 11? You pick the place- probably around 3:30 would work for me.
At 3:49pm on October 23, 2008, Serena said…
Hi Rivka, Thanks for the info. I have already been on amazon and found Stitching Stars: the Story Quilts of Harriet Powers could it be the book you mention? Some others stories also came up which I'll have fun looking through. Also want to read up on the life of Harriet Powers. Thanks again. Serena x
At 2:21pm on October 23, 2008, Serena said…
Hi Rivka, I'm not sure about the storytelling festivals in Spain. I offer storytelling and interactive theatre in English to students, my work is mainly in schools however I do have a contract in the local library. There is a tradition of storytelling in libraries here but I haven't made any local contacts as yet. It's great to be in contact with inspirational people on web sites such as this. Serena x



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