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… Continue
Added by Tim E on May 4, 2016 at 5:50pm —
It was about four years ago that I became particularly grumpy over the use of the word "storytelling" by those who do not actually tell stories. Writers and singers and actors had always described themselves as storytellers, but suddenly in business articles and on Twitter and in the blogosphere suddenly everyone from advertisers to life coaches to film editors to game designers were calling what they did storytelling.
And I'll admit it's an imprecise word.
But I decided to do… Continue
Added by Tim E on April 29, 2015 at 5:00pm —
Over at my other blog
, I ask the question: which do prefer, a great storyteller telling a not-so-great story, or a great story told a not so great storyteller?
Click through to see the video
Added by Tim E on June 11, 2010 at 8:14am —
Seeing storytellers appear in online video isn't necessarily new... but with so many video sharing sites and so many online video formats, there was never one place to see storytellers tell their stories online.
Even the YouTube storytelling channel
, a well-kept secret for many years (you'd think that after Google bought YouTube, that Google might be able to FIND a channel on its own property to list in its search… Continue
Added by Tim E on February 22, 2010 at 1:30am —
Another year, another National Storytelling Festival come and gone.
Me? I didn't make the trek to Jonesborough, Tennessee, this year. Instead, I chose to follow the Festival vicariously on Twitter.
How did that go?
Find out for yourself: http://storytelling.blogspot.com/2009/10/national-storytelling-festival-wrap-up.html
And this week,… Continue
Added by Tim E on October 9, 2009 at 12:03am —
Over at Breaking the Eggs
, I muse upon the techno-tool of the year, Twitter, the micro-blogging tool that is making blogging so last year
Added by Tim E on March 10, 2009 at 1:25am —
18 storytellers sharing a bus for two weeks. How hard can it be to find time to swap stories?
Harder than you think.
Read my latest blog entry about the World Storytelling Institute/Eth-Noh-Tec Tharisanam storytelling tour of November 2008 over at Breaking the Eggs: http://storytelling.blogspot.com/2009/01/india-weary-travelers-swap-stories.html
Added by Tim E on February 3, 2009 at 12:54am —
Long Island is hosting their first Fringe Festival in September 2009, and has released a call for performers. Do you have a 30 to 45 minute set ready to go on the road? Learn more in the Fringe Festival Group
Long Island Fringe Festival web site: Link
Added by Tim E on January 5, 2009 at 12:19pm —
Over at "Breaking the Eggs," I've posted another entry from last month's storytelling tour of Tamil Nadu organized by Eth-Noh-Tec and the World Storytelling Institute. This time, you can read my thoughts on the story swapping in rural villages
we participated in.
Added by Tim E on December 27, 2008 at 8:49pm —
West Coast tellers:
what would you want to see in a storytelling conference or unconference in a three day gathering in Portland, Oregon in September 2009?
Feedback needed immediately.
Join the discussion here
Added by Tim E on September 14, 2008 at 8:09pm —
The National Storytelling Network hasn't officially announced this yet, but there will be no NSN National storytelling conference in Los Angeles in 2009.
(See Jo Radner's comment of July 23, 2008 here
what if they refused to hold a conference...
and we all showed up anyway.
Chime in at the forum:… Continue
Added by Tim E on July 26, 2008 at 1:00am —
I'm forwarding this at the behest of Rebecca Fisher and Bridget Frederick, the producers of Tell It on Tuesday,
a monthly showcase for solo performance held in Berkeley, California.
They are holding auditions for their next season. Tell It On Tuesday
showcases 4 performers the last Tuesday of each month at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts
Performers such as Liz… Continue
Added by Tim E on July 9, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Cutting edge thinker and blogger Kevin Kelly summarizes the literature on micro-patronage, micro-celebrity, how the Web lets you connect with audience members, and adds in his thoughts.
Required reading for performing artists on a new model for making a living.
Added by Tim E on March 5, 2008 at 1:00pm —
Forgot to plug my blog... not this one, but the one where I don the crankypants and explain what's right and what's wrong with the storytelling movement in the United States these days. Thought I'd toss out a post last night in 15 minutes... two hours later, I had my latest rant, which manages to jam in Kendall Haven, Carol Birch, Jo Radner, and Al Gore into one posting. Continue
It's called "Breaking the Eggs." (Because you can't make an omelet…
Added by Tim E on February 15, 2008 at 11:30am —
Added by Tim E on February 13, 2008 at 2:00am —
Click on the picture to make it talk (will take you to another site). Click on the pink triangle to hear my picture talk.
(I'm working on embedding the talking picture here but I'm having technical… Continue
Added by Tim E on February 5, 2008 at 2:00am —