On-Line Resources

Check out this Ultimate Guide to Storytelling.“Storytelling has seen a strong resurgence in recent times. Even in this age of high technology, people realize that stories are powerful. Studies suggest that they stimulate our minds in ways that other art and education mediums cannot. Storytelling is a craft, an art – and an important way of preserving culture, values, and history. Whether you’re interested in finding out more about the storytelling world or you’re already immersed in it and want to connect with others who share your passion, you’ll find an array of helpful resources here”

The International Storytelling Center produces the annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. Founded in 1975 as the National Storytelling Association, the center’s year-round work supports the power of storytelling and ways it can help to build a better world.

The National Storytelling Network brings together and nurtures individuals and organizations that use the power of storytelling in all its forms. It produces an annual conference; publishes a bimonthly magazine, annual directory, books and CDs; funds grants; provides advocacy ideas and much more. Special interest groups (SIGs) bring together people with common interests, such as youth storytelling, event organizers, storytelling in organizations, and others.

Caldecott Medal Winners is a list of the winners of this book award, 1938-Present.

Center for Digital Storytelling is a fantastic resource for this multimedia art form. The site includes links to web sites, educational programs, software tools, online examples, corporate storytelling, and digital photography.

Story Corps Project is a national oral history project, recording the personal stories of everyday Americans.

Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington is an arts-in-education organization supporting teachers and artists. It puts artists (that includes storytellers!) in the schools, sponsors professional development workshops for artists and teachers, and supports other programs that bring together the arts and young people.

Story Arts Online is a gold mine for teachers! Heather Forest suggests lesson plans and activities, gives you the names and bones of stories for students to practice, recommends books, provides online articles, and generously offers other great ideas for storytelling in the classroom.

Storyteller.net is an electronic magazine maintained by Arizona storyteller K. Sean Buvala. You’ll find articles, checklists, audio files, advice, stories, book reviews, and other information. You can also subscribe to the site and post a web page for yourself online.