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May 2016 Blog Posts (4)

Ethics in Storytelling: Certainty Unleashed

Ok, so I seem to be the most prolific blogger on this site at the momenty, but assuming that is ok, I will keep putting these posts up....

Oh dear, ethics, what have I unleashed? When I thought all was certain, I find quicksand.

It feels like I'm making a set of ‘Kate’s personal storytelling laws’, for me and my stories, with a…


Added by Kate Lawrence on May 19, 2016 at 11:44pm — 2 Comments

Ethics in Storytelling (No 1) - Words in Flow

Ethics in personal storytelling, like in most areas, is complex and tricky.  In this series of blog posts (which at this point are just a blink in my eye, not planned, let alone written), I want to explore several aspects of storytelling ethics.

Personal storytelling does not have the same ethical guidelines that usually exist…


Added by Kate Lawrence on May 13, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Why All Stories Love Noise Cushioning Carpet and Curtains

Like my knee jerk reaction to people asking me if I have been reading any more stories lately, I can struggle when trying to get people to understand what a storytelling event needs in the way of atmosphere. 

My spiel goes like this: Storytelling is not the same as background music in a bar, you need people’s attention, you…


Added by Kate Lawrence on May 5, 2016 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

Call for Volunteer Readers May 2016: National Storytelling Network Brimstone Award

The National Storytelling Network's Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling issues a grant each year to an outstanding storytelling service project. In the past, the Brimstone Award has gone to storytelling projects focused on veterans, at-risk youth, people with life-threatening illnesses, and more. Projects have focused on topics as varied as youth mentoring, environmental conservation, collecting oral histories, grief support, and community development. Learn more about this award…


Added by Tim E on May 4, 2016 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

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