by Pollyanna Eyler, dramaturg
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!