Join author Callie Feyen for a poetry prompt as she thinks about an idea for teaching, but chooses instead to pick hydrangeas.
On Finding Stories—And Maybe Myself
Callie Feyen invites readers to consider not just what is in a picture, but what’s not in the picture, when finding the story to tell.
Eating and Drinking Poems: Storytelling and Luci Shaw’s “Eating the Whole Egg”
Any family story has multiple versions: what I remember, what you remember, what really happened. Laura Brown reflects on truth, fact, and the whole egg.
Adjuster Stories: Storytelling as an Intentional Act
When you wind up in one of those places that feels like it has the makings of a B horror movie, you might as well start telling the story right then. Will Willingham has an adjuster story reminding us of how storytelling can be a way of understanding.
What Willie Nelson Taught Me about Storytelling – Night of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Washington, D.C.
Callie Feyen learned a lot about storytelling from Willie Nelson when he was awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington, D.C.
Building Minds: Block Play as a Writing, Thinking, and Math Tool
Through constructive block play—which is actually a form of story-making—children use their hands and bodies to build their minds.
Poetic Voices: Joan Murray and Ellen Kombiyil
In two recent collections, poets Joan Murray and Ellen Kombiyil demonstrate the power of poetry for telling stories.
Memoir Notebook: Molly and the Thieves
In our latest Memoir Notebook, Richard Maxson remembers his beloved German Shepherd Molly, in a tale of love, loss, and a band of thieves.
How to Become a Better Writer: Artist Date Otronicon
Kathryn Neel considers how to become a better writer and storyteller both now and in the future by browsing technology at Otronicon 2014.