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Storytelling Links

We invite you to share your story!

Do you have a compelling story to tell?  Consider making a digital story to share with the community.  Below are some resources on how to create a short digital story.

Center for Digital Storytelling.   For nearly twenty years, the Center has been supporting people in sharing meaningful stories from their lives. Our unique workshops assist participants in producing short, first-person narratives that can be presented in a variety of traditional and social media formats. We provide non-threatening production environments in which the process of creation is valued as much as the stories created.

Through partnerships with a range of organizations, institutions, and funders, we offer story making and story distribution services that prioritize the power of individual voices. Whether you’re interested in storytelling for professional development, as a reflective practice, as a pedagogical strategy, or as a vehicle for education, community mobilization, or advocacy, we are recognized globally as experts in all things digital storytelling.
http://www.storycenter.org

 

StoryCorps:  Every Voice Matters.    Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on our Listen page and on public radio.

http://storycorps.org/

 

Audio Postcard.  ArtsFwd, an initiative of EmcArts, has been experimenting with a great media format – the audio postcard – and having a lot of success. They define an audio postcard as a 3 to 4 minute media piece that combines two elements: an edited audio track and a stream of images. The final product has the feel of a video, but without the cost of producing moving images with synced sound.

http://artsmarketing.org/resources/article/2012-07/multimedia-storytelling

 

Teaching Tolerance – Share your story.  A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
A student spoken word event inspired Carrie Craven to write down what drives her passion for teaching. We’d like to hear your story, too, and consider it for publication. Learn what makes a great “Why I Teach” essay, and send yours to editor@tolerance.org. Put “Why I Teach” in the subject line, and include your contact information.