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The Stories Behind Storytelling

by Pollyanna Eyler, dramaturg

“Books on Books”

The Glorious Story Emporium is all about telling stories (and finding creative ways to tell them with others!) Below you’ll find several resources for learning more about storytelling.

1. Timpanogos Storytelling Festival: timpfest.org/

On their website you can find details of this local festival’s origins, which started in our very own backyard, Orem, Utah. The site also has information on the dates, times, and tickets for next year’s Storytelling Festival and how you can get involved!

2. The Anatomy of Story

John Truby’s reference size guide on “22 Steps to Becoming a Master Storyteller.” Truby not only gives ample steps to storytelling, my favorite part is his dissection of what worked and didn’t work in well-known stories, from classics (It’s a Wonderful Life) to modern (Silence of the Lambs) and everything in between.  Published by Faber and Faber, Inc. in New York City, New York (2007).

3. The Art of Storytelling

John Walsh wrote this book to provide “Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story.“ Especially useful for live storytelling, his book begins with knowing your audience and adapting stories to various audience types all the way through to the flourishing finishes  Published by  Moody Publishers in Chicago (2003).

4. What are some of your favorite sources for creating stories?

What are some of your top picks? Put your links and ideas in the “Comments Section” at the end of this blog, thanks for sharing!


One Comment

  • Nathan Whisamore

    Storytelling is certainly one of the most important skills passed down from generation through generation. Some say that film, television, and music are detracting from traditional storytelling tactics, but I believe this is simply the next phase of storytelling. The film screen is the new campfire and maybe that’s okay. it is important though to retain the old style of storytelling and I’m glad Glorious is trying to recapture that.

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