TUNE IN TO THE MOTH. Listen to the world famous Moth Radio Hour on IPR: Saturdays at 1 p.m. on AM News, and Sundays at 10 a.m. on FM News/Studio One and AM News. Catch a podcast to learn more about storytelling.

NPR’s STORYCORPS is world-class storytelling.

“Framing the story.” Get some help from TED speakers. For example: “What makes a good story?” is one worth listening to.

Join Alex Blumberg, award-winning reporter and producer for This American Life and co-host of NPR’s Planet Money, forPower Your Podcast with Storytelling, and learn how to tell powerful, memorable stories through audio. Online class for $41. Bargain!

TED TALK: Storyteller Author Lidia Yuknavitch shares her own wayward journey in an intimate recollection of patchwork stories about loss, shame and the slow process of self-acceptance. To those who feel like they don’t belong: there is beauty in being a misfit. “Even at the moment of your failure, you are beautiful,” she says. “You don’t know it yet, but you have the ability to reinvent yourself endlessly. That’s your beauty.”

How to tell a story. Six other great TED TALKS.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR DES MOINES REGISTER’S STORYTELLING PROJECT? “In the most traditional sense, a story has a beginning, a middle where something changes and an ending that brings resolution. And it has a gift that it gives the audience – a reason for sharing it.” Des Moines Register, June 9, 2016

Do you have a story about art changing your life? Or defining your family? Or helping you through a difficult moment? The Storytellers Project wants to hear it!

June 2: Growing Up: A night about the messy and nostalgic business of emerging from childhood. At Rollins Mansion, Des Moines. Coverage in DMR. PREVIEW of stories/storytellers. MORE from June 2 performance.

June 23: How creativity shapes people, changes minds, and moves culture forward. 6:30 at the Temple Theater for the Performing Arts. Courtney Crowder, host.

July 11: Climbing that Hill: While this year’s Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa is underway, we’ll talk about challenges and how to overcome them. 6:30 at Iowa Tap Room. Kyle Munson, host.

Aug. 13: Stories from the Animal Kingdom: From pets to barn animals, moments that the human world and the bestial one collided. 3:00 at Mid-American Stage. Mackenzie Ryan, host. FREE

Aug. 20: Stories of What Makes Us Iowan: With the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, we are looking for stories about what defines us as Iowans. 3:00 Mid-American Stage. Courtney Crowder, host. FREE

October TBD: Homecoming: Stories of moving out, coming home and discovering what makes a place a home. Courtney Crowder, host.

Author: iowagerry

Retired gentleman living with his wife and yellow lab in central Iowa. Charter member of Iowa Partners in Learning and the Ankeny Writers Workshop.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s