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  • Writer's pictureJoyce Slater

A Note from the President

How do you define yourself as a storyteller? Are you a stage performer? Do you share stories one on one with your family or friends? Are your stories told around the kitchen table? Do you like to tell tales of fantasy, heroism and make believe?

What about that Liar’s contest; can you tell a lie and make us all follow along? Do you do all of that and more?

Storytelling encompasses many forms, including the storytelling for business, personal storytelling, such as the Moth and stories told to music, ballads. Stories can be happy and they can be sad. It can take us to other worlds and it can bring us home. I have even been to an impromptu storytelling event, where the teller told stories from words that were shouted out by audience members.

We are free to choose our own style and we all have a place in it. Storytelling is a great community builder. Every time we listen to another person’s story, we not only gain insight into their lives but into our own lives as well.

It is our duty to tell stories. Thank goodness, because I love it.

A thought for Your Day:

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”
– J.K. Rowling,novelist, screenwriter and film producer

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