The Radical Act Of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices In Uncensored Events by Penelope StarrThe Radical Act Of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices In Uncensored Events by Penelope Starr

The Radical Act Of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices In Uncensored Events

byPenelope Starr

Paperback | August 2, 2017

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The Radical Act of Community Storytelling is everything it claims in the title. It is the story of a radical step of faith taken by Penelope Starr to open her life by bringing community storytelling to her community. It is the story of voices that often go unheard having the opportunity to speak and be heard. And it is about community building from start to finish ... including everything any radical would need to start a community storytelling organization in any community.
—Adam Hostetter, Adult literacy educator, writer, and community storytelling producer

Born a New Yorker, Penelope lived in Woodstock in the 60s, Denver in the 70s, Sedona, Arizona in the 80s, and now she hails from beautiful Tucson. Penelope feels incredibly lucky to have always been in the right place at the right time to witness great societal changes in our country. Penelope is the founder, producer and artistic dire...
Title:The Radical Act Of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices In Uncensored EventsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:178 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 2, 2017Publisher:Parkhurst Brothers Publishers IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1624911013

ISBN - 13:9781624911019


Table of Contents

Part One

How to Create and Produce a Community Storytelling Series
Voices Uncensored
What It's About
In the Beginning
A Bit of Storytelling History
Getting Started
Finding a Venue
Finding a Name
Finding Storytellers
Finding Themes
Finding an Audience
The Rehearsal
Opening Night
Guest Curators
Finding Volunteers
When Things Go Wrong
Creating a Business Plan
Becoming a 501(c)(3)
Teaching Workshops
Storytelling Projects
Moving and Growing

Part Two

Why Everyone Can Benefit from Community Storytelling
Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking
Storytelling vs. Therapy
Dispelling Prejudice
Building Bridges
Making Connections
Community Awareness and Fundraising
Ripple Effect
Teaching Lessons

Part Three

Keeping It Organized
Forms, Timelines, Contracts
Curator and Producer Agreement and Timeline
Storyteller and Curator Agreement and Timeline
Show Timeline Checklist
Rehearsal notes
Photo/Video/Audio Release Agreement
11 Things to Do If You Are Nervous About Going Onstage
Tips for Tellers
Story Outline
List of Things to Take
Script for Curator
Guest List
Email list
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Editorial Reviews

“Penelope Starr has given the storytelling world more than a road map for how to create and produce community storytelling events. It is a map with helpful “insets” of detailed how-to information, and marvelous stories that support what she has gleaned from ten years of research and experience. Penelope’s generous spirit also offers many forms and lists that guide any reader wishing to produce storytelling events that feed the community spirit.”