Links to Interdisciplinary Storytelling Resources

These links to interdisciplinary storytelling resources represent a broad spectrum of storytelling sites that either span more than one discipline or represent a discipline not covered by other pages of links on A Storied Career. Here you’ll find links as categorized below; some are cross-listed under more than one category. Please feel free to suggest links for this page by e-mailing me.

Children’s/Family Stories and Storytelling
  • Families Eating and Storytelling Together (FEAST): Initiative that celebrates and supports the importance of sitting down together at a meal and the role that storytelling can play in strengthening communication and relationships among family and friends.
  • iTales: Fee-based downloadable audio stories for children.
  • Storytime for Me: Free children’s stories online.

Education-Related Story Resources

  • Awesome Stories: Gathering place of primary-source information that helps educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites.
  • Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives: Publicly available archive of personal literacy narratives in a variety of formats (text, video, audio) that together provide a historical record of the literacy practices and values of contributors, as those practices and values change.
  • Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive (Georgetown): Archive on digital storytelling shares the results of a multi-campus study of student learning and digital storytelling in humanities classrooms.
  • The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling: Unversity of Houston site with digital-storytelling resources.
  • Facing History and Ourselves: Works with educators throughout their careers to improve their effectiveness in the classroom, as well as their students’ academic performance and civic learning.
  • George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling: Dedicated to promoting, teaching, developing, and researching storytelling in all its forms.
  • International School of Storytelling, Emerson College, UK: Longest running center of its kind where the craft of the storyteller is practiced and honored. Here stories come alive and serve performers, healers, teachers, the business world, the environment and the wider community.
  • MultiStoryMedia:Laura Kratochvil’s site about making online learning a more creative, unique, and entertaining media rich experiences-where the “Story” is at the center of it all.
  • Narrative and Learning Environments: Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Kaleidoscope European Network of Excellence that focuses on questions regarding the application of narrative in learning environments.
  • Once Upon a School: Online initiative developed in response to author and philanthropist Dave Eggers’ 2008 TED Prize wish to inspire and collect the stories of private citizens engaged in their local public schools.
  • Streetside Stories: San Francisco-based literacy arts nonprofit that has helped 14,000+ students to share their life stories, connect with the arts, and improve their literacy skills.
  • Talk Story Together: Joint family literacy project between the Asian/Pacific American Library Association and the American Indian Library Association.

Folklore and Mythology

  • The Bard’s Grove: Radio show/podcast by R. W. Spisak about “ancient myths, legends, fairy tales and fables … and the archetypes of life.”
  • Myth and Ritual in American Life: Emory University’s Center on Myth and Ritual in American Life (MARIAL) focuses its research on the functions and significance of ritual and myth in dual wage-earner middle-class families in the American South.
  • School of Myth: “Provides participants with an unrivalled immersion into Myth, Story, and its relationship to the wild. “

Literary, Fiction Sites

Multimedia Storytelling Resources

  • 3D Storytelling: A conference on “moving stories into the 3rd dimension.”
  • The Call of Story: TV special that transposes an ancient tradition into a modern medium.
  • David Kennedy: Site of David Kennedy, web producer, journalist and writer with a master’s degree in interactive media, who has participated in a Q&A on A Storied Career.
  • Digital Storytelling Multimedia Archive (Georgetown): Archive on digital storytelling shares the results of a multi-campus study of student learning and digital storytelling in humanities classrooms.
  • Digital Storyteller: Danish-language site.
  • Digital Storytelling Wiki: Exactly what it sounds like.
  • Flyp: A dynamic online, multimedia magazine that combines text, video, audio, animation and interactivity into a new kind of storytelling.
  • Talk Story Together: Joint family literacy project between the Asian/Pacific American Library Association and the American Indian Library Association.
  • Massive.tv: Venue for Northwestern University’s creative forces by vividly and digestibly profiling exceptionally talented students, documenting their work and revealing their lifestyles. This dynamic digital storytelling bolsters collaborations by creating outlets for students to pool resources and build on each other’s strengths.
  • MediaStorm: Award-winning multimedia production studio, working with top visual storytellers, interactive designers and global organizations to create cinematic narratives that speak to the heart of the human condition.
  • Mythtaken: Site of (my cousin) Alexander Lucas, an award-winning editor, producer, and motion graphics designer.
  • Startled Cat: This studio for immersive storytelling explores how the age-old tradition of story, when combined with immersive media, can be a powerful tool for reaching out to individuals and communities.
  • Stories Matter: Provides written and audio/visual digital documentation and scanning for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations — recording in person or by phone. Specializing in oral histories, offers a choice of simple transcriptions of the audio recording or narratives suitable for publication.
  • Story Wheel: Enables users to record a story around Instagram photos.

Narrative Psychology

Online Magazines

  • The Art of Storytelling: Publication about the creative process behind street culture and the celebration of that collective relationship.
  • Conducive Magazine: Magazine devoted to critical thinking about ways to deal with social problems and looking for viable solutions to dilemmas we face on both a local and worldwide scope. Also features articles covering innovative ideas and research accessible to a diverse audience of progressives interested in social change.
  • Contagious Magazine: Focuses on future-facing marketing ideas and emerging technologies across a diverse range of media channels and product categories.
  • Flyp: A dynamic online, multimedia magazine that combines text, video, audio, animation and interactivity into a new kind of storytelling.
  • Narrative Magazine: Nonprofit dedicated to storytelling in the digital age.
  • Narrative Nipple: Online literary magazine that focuses on the impact, revelation, celebration, darkness, exasperation, and expressive cravings of all breast-cancer survivors, fighters, and thrivers.
  • Story Bleed Magazine: Literary magazine published online weekly.
  • The Sun: Independent, ad-free monthly magazine that for more than 30 years has used words and photographs to invoke the splendor and heartache of being human. The Sun celebrates life, but not in a way that ignores its complexity. “The personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs that appear in its pages explore the challenges we face and the moments when we rise to meet those challenges.”

Oral Performance and Presentation Storytelling

  • 5 Truths and a Lie: Six interesting people are given a theme and asked to tell an 8-10-minute story from their lives, without notes, in front of a live audience. The twist is, one of the storytellers (known only to the host and themselves) is lying. At the end of the evening the audience takes a vote and we find out which person was fibbing. See also 5 Truths and a Lie Facebook page.
  • Community Performance International: Works with communities and organizations around the world to strengthen bonds, dispel fears, ask questions, dig deeper, climb higher and live better by providing a method to hear, tell and present the community’s shared stories, in a professional quality theatrical production.
  • Eth-Noh-Tec Kinetic Story Theater: San Francisco-based kinetic story theater that is at once precision choreography, lyrical word-weaving, graceful, playful and poetic.
  • Ex Fabula: Regularly connects storytellers with live audiences.
  • How to Tell a Great Story: Storytelling resource Web site.
  • International School of Storytelling, Emerson College, UK: Longest running center of its kind where the craft of the storyteller is practiced and honored. Here stories come alive and serve performers, healers, teachers, the business world, the environment and the wider community.
  • International Storytelling Center: Organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering people across the world to accomplish goals and make a difference by discovering, capturing, and sharing their stories.
  • Katalyst Tales: Site of storyteller Katrice Horsely
  • Kevin Brooks: Storyteller: The site of storyteller Kevin Brooks,
  • Kevin D. Cordi, Storyteller: Site of storyteller Kevin Kordi, orginator of The Storybox Project.
  • Laura Packer: Site of storyteller Laura Packer.
  • Lynne Duddy: Site of storyteller Lynne Duddy.
  • li>The Moth on Stitcher: A mobile app that enables listening to podcasts of The Moth (and other programs).
  • Rattle Tales: Night of interactive story-telling, run by local writers in Brighton, UK.
  • Society for Storytelling: Open organization that welcomes anyone with an interest in oral storytelling, whether teller, listener, beginner, or professional.
  • SpeakeasyDC: Non-profit arts organization based in Washington, DC, whose programs include live storytelling events.
  • Spellbinders: Dedicated to restoring the art of oral storytelling to connect elders to youth, weaving together the wisdom of diverse cultures throughout time.
  • Spoken Stories: Oral tales and folklore, stories with origins in the oral tradition reworked in original ways, original creations by contributors, stories of real-life events and situations.
  • Stories of the Journey Home” Performances stories by “Leo” and “Michael” that can be downloaded for a fee.
  • Stories from the Borders of Sleep: Weekly podcast, featuring original stories, fantastic fables and curious tales written and read by Seymour Jacklin.
  • Stories (Un)Folding: Web site of storyteller Megan Hicks, who has done a Q&A on A Storied Career.
  • Story Dynamics: Doug Lipman’s storytelling training site.
  • Storychasers: Educational non-profit organization based in Oklahoma and lead partner in the “Celebrate Oklahoma Voices” oral history and digital storytelling project.
  • Story League: For writers, stand-ups, poets, actors, and others who want to perfect the art and craft of telling true stories onstage.
  • The Storytellers Olympiad: As part of the cultural programme during the 2012 Olympics, The Company of Common Sense proposes to hold a Storytellers’ Challenge in the Olympic Park that brings storytellers from across the world in partnership with representatives of the many communities in London to engage with the spectators at the Games and to compete for the title of Storytelling Champion of the World.
  • Take Back the Mic: Movement whose purpose is to equip communities to tell their own stories.
  • Vancouver Society of Storytelling: Group whose mandate is to connect storytelling with the voices and listening ears of individuals, organizations, and communities.

Portals Covering Broad Mix of Story Resources

Social-Change Story Initiatives and Resources

  • 6 Billion Others: 5,000 interviews filmed in 75 countries by 6 directors. All subjects answered the same questions about their fears, dreams, ordeals, hopes: What have you learnt from your parents? What do you want to pass on to your children? What difficult circumstances have you been through? What does love mean to you?
  • Storytelling category of Ashoka: Storytelling articles from organization that “strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.”
  • Benevolent Media: Exploration of storytelling and design for good. Focuses on people, organizations and projects that compel audiences to care about a cause, take action on an issue, or promote a point of view through strategic and inspiring multimedia.
  • The Brave Discussion: A community-based project led by a company of sisters who come together to raise awareness for issues that need to be discussed, whose stories need to be changed.
  • Changents: Platform in which change agents can then use a rich suite of storytelling and team-building tools to broadcast their stories across the Internet and bring together a passionate group of backers.
  • The Co-Intelligence Institute: Promotes awareness of co-intelligence and of the many existing tools and ideas that can be used to increase it. The CII embraces all such ideas and methods, and explores and catalyzes their integrated application to democratic renewal, community problems, organizational transformation, national and global crises and the creation of just, vibrant, sustainable cultures.
  • Conducive Magazine: Magazine devoted to critical thinking about ways to deal with social problems and looking for viable solutions to dilemmas we face on both a local and worldwide scope. Also features articles covering innovative ideas and research accessible to a diverse audience of progressives interested in social change.
  • Discover the Journey: Team of journalists and storytellers who expose injustices facing children in-crisis and advocate for intervention partners until change is realized.
  • A Girl Story: Story of Tarla, which “will progress only by audience donations unlocking new chapters. Just like Tarla, each girl at Project Nanhi Kali depends on donors to progress, stay in school, and complete her education.”
  • Global Oneness Project: Travels the globe gathering stories from creative and courageous people who base their lives and work on the understanding that we bear great responsibility for each other and our shared world.
  • First-Person Stories (Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund): First-person stories by people whose voices shed light on the complex and critical issues at the heart of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund’s work.
  • Globalgiving Storytelling Project: Project that collects 1,000 new stories each month from more than 50 towns and cities across Kenya and Uganda and uses Sensemaker(R) to turn these stories into data to inform and encourage organizations to provide solutions to communities’ most pressing needs.
  • Green Drinks International: Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks.
  • Heart and Soul Storytelling Workshop: Wiki for workshop on storytelling and land-use planning/storytelling in community action.
  • Immigrant Archive Project: Independent national initiative dedicated to preserving the life stories of America’s immigrant population.
  • MiWorld: Global humanitarian internet portal to feature engaging stories about the lives of real people in even the most remote parts of the developing world.
  • Nabuur.com: Online volunteering platform that links Neighbours (online volunteers) with Villages (local communities) in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Connected through Nabuur.com, Neighbours and local communities learn about each other, share ideas and find solutions to local issues.
  • The Positive Project: Provides a mechanism by which people infected/affected by HIV/AIDS can share their experiences with those who can benefit from hearing them, to use their stories for the greater good.
  • The Ruby Books: Deploying great girl voices combined with the power of well-told stories to balance and heal the world.
  • Social Enterprise Stories: A space for experiencing and sharing the impact of social enterprise.
  • Stategic Narrative: Dr. Amy Zalman’s consultancy to advance the practice of narrative to solve complex problems among people, cultures and organizations.
  • The Suicide Project: Website devoted to allowing people to share their stories of desperation and depression… and ultimately of hope. The hope is that by allowing people to share their stories of despair with one another, they can find a reason to live, a reason to survive another minute. Another hour. Another day.
  • Wonderfully Made: HerStory: Film series of Wonderfully Made that features testimonies from real girls who’ve gone through real struggles. This collection of stories is designed to share a message of hope, freedom and worth with girls everywhere.
  • Pictographers: Agency that seeks to connect the world’s most vulnerable populations to those who can help them, using the combined power of words and photographs.
  • Planeta Storytelling Wiki: Wiki devoted to improving environmental and social sustainability by sharing good stories.
  • The Ruby Books: Deploying great girl voices combined with the power of well-told stories to balance and heal the world.
  • See Your Impact: After people make donations, the site emails a picture of the real person whose life the donor changed, along with a story, detailing exactly the difference the gift made.
  • Silence Speaks: International digital storytelling initiative supporting the telling and witnessing of stories that often remain unspoken — of surviving and thriving in the wake of violence and abuse, armed conflict, or displacement.
  • SmartMeme: “Part of a grassroots cultural uprising of people power demanding change and offering visions to move us towards a solidarity economy, a healthy planet, a just world free from racism and oppressions for this and future generations.”
  • Spot.Us: A nonprofit project of the “Center for Media Change;” open source project to pioneer “community powered reporting.” Through Spot.Us the public can commission and participate with journalists to do reporting on important and perhaps overlooked topics.
  • Stories for Change: Online meeting place for community digital storytelling facilitators and advocates.
  • Take Back the Mic: Movement whose purpose is to equip communities to tell their own stories.
  • Transformative Language Arts Network: Network for an emerging field, profession, and calling focused on changing the world through words. Transformative Language Artists draw on creative writing, storytelling, singing, performance and more for community building, social change, ecological and spiritual activism, as well as personal and collective healing.
  • Wonderfully Made: HerStory: Film series of Wonderfully Made that features testimonies from real girls who’ve gone through real struggles. This collection of stories is designed to share a message of hope, freedom and worth with girls everywhere.

Spiritual and Religious Story Resources

  • The Brick Testament: Said to be the largest, most comprehensive illustrated Bible in the world with 3,600+ illustrations that retell more than 400 stories from The Bible (using Lego-like bricks).
  • Christian Storytelling: Strives to equip Christian workers with the powerful tool of storytelling and offers seminars, trainings, and products designed to improve communication skills and bring storytelling to a higher level of professionalism.
  • Deidox: True stories of how everyday people are being used by God in the world today.
  • Guideposts: Offers real-life inspiration through true stories of hope, faith, personal growth, and positive thinking.
  • Network of Biblical Storytellers: Internaitonal organization whose purpose is to communicate the sacred stories of the biblical tradition.
  • Story4All: Ireland-based site that is part of a growing network of believers throughout the world who are committed to bringing the Story of God to all peoples … orally.
  • Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors: Collection of stories from the Orient, mostly Zen and Taoist tales.

Story Collections

  • 1000 Lives in 100 Words: Working on getting 1,000 people to write about their lives in 100 words.
  • 365 Veterans: Two moms on a mission to honor a Veteran a day, every day of the year.
  • 6 Billion Others: 5,000 interviews filmed in 75 countries by 6 directors. All subjects answered the same questions about their fears, dreams, ordeals, hopes: What have you learnt from your parents? What do you want to pass on to your children? What difficult circumstances have you been through? What does love mean to you?
  • Army Strong Stories: Program provided by U.S. Army Accessions Command. The site is dedicated to sharing the meaning of Army Strong through a dedicated Soldier blog, and video and written story submissions from Soldiers, family members, friends and supporters.
  • A Story Every Day: A new story is posted every day, and the site welcomes submissions.
  • The Atavist: Publishes original nonfiction and narrative journalism for digital devices like the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, and Nook.
  • Biography.com: Site of the Biography channel.
  • Byliner: Publishing company and social network built around great stories.
  • The Commons: A site for capturing and sharing stories as well as storymapping.
  • The Daily Tell: A chronicle of the better side of human nature.
  • The Day I Found Out: Where those recently diagnosed with cancer can find inspiration from the people who’ve been there,.
  • Divine Caroline: A place to read, write, share, connect, inspire and browse stories, reviews, forums, chit chat, columns, and more.
  • East of the Web: Short Stories: Features stories in nine genres.
  • Edmonton Stories: Phased campaign designed to help attract people — new employees and their families, students and tourists — to Edmonton. The campaign is intended to help raise general awareness about Edmonton in the rest of Canada and the world, and correct misperceptions about the type of lifestyle and opportunity our city offers.
  • Epiphany Channel: Site to accompany the book, Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage and Transformcompilation, a compilation of interviews with people from all different professions, nationalities, ages, beliefs and walks of life.
  • Eyewitness to History: History through the eyes of the people who lived it.
  • The Experience Project: Calls itself “the largest living collection of shared experiences.”
  • FMyLife.com: Collection of everyday anecdotes and stories likely to happen to anyone and everyone.
  • Global Oneness Project: Travels the globe gathering stories from creative and courageous people who base their lives and work on the understanding that we bear great responsibility for each other and our shared world.
  • Daily Grommet: Every day at noon launches one inventive consumer product or service and broadcast its story across the web.
  • Handprints on My Heart: A growing community featuring inspirational quotes, uplifting, positive blog posts, and motivational true personal short stories.
  • The History Makers: Stories of individual African Americans along with those of African American organizations, events, movements and periods of time that are significant to the African-American community.
  • Historical Haunts: A collection of ghost stories based on documented events from across the United States. For each tale, a cinematic adaptation using notable actors emotionally grabs the audience and a short documentary containing interviews with historians, scientists, and scholars help decipher the truth behind the legend.
  • Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide, and other Human Rights Violations: Oral history project exploring Montrealers’ experiences and memories of mass violence and displacement.
  • Make the Connection: Stories of Connection: Shared experiences and support for veterans.
  • Makes Me Think: Online community where people share daily life stories that provoke deep thought and inspire positive change.
  • Mapping the Human Story: Explores and curates humanity’s traditions, wisdom and knowledge.
  • The Memoro Project: Nonprofit online initiative dedicated to collecting and divulgating short video recordings of spontaneous interviews with people born before 1940.
  • MiWorld: Global humanitarian internet portal to feature engaging stories about the lives of real people in even the most remote parts of the developing world.
  • More than Myth: Community-created collection of the most uninhibited, outrageous (but true) stories ever told.
  • My Best Pet Friend Forever: Community of pet lovers sharing best-pet-friend stories, relationships, and resources.
  • Once Upon a Venture: Podcast stories of entrepreneurs.
  • One Sentence: True stories told in one sentence.
  • One Woman’s Day: A project from Story Circle Network in which each day features a woman’s story.
  • The Parable Teller: Growing collection of inspiring, thought-provoking and life-affirming stories illustrated with pictures from flickr.
  • The Payphone Project: Stories, pictures, phone numbers and news from payphones and public telephony.
  • PenTales: Global storytelling collective.
  • Red Lemonade: Publishes fiction and highly narrative non-fiction.
  • Share a Story: A social initiative to discover powerful personal stories from around the world.
  • Spoken Stories: Oral tales and folklore, stories with origins in the oral tradition reworked in original ways, original creations by contributors, stories of real-life events and situations.
  • Sports Feel Good Stories: Showcases inspirational sports stories that focus on good deeds, overcoming obstacles, achievement, and sportsmanship.
  • The Story Collider: Stories about science
  • Story Lovers World: Celebrates the world’s best-loved stories, fairy tales, folklore, fables, nursery rhymes, myths, legends, Bible stories, and classics.
  • Storytelling Traditions: Stories in text, audio, and video formats comprising Folklore, Cowboy/Western Tales, Family Stories, Heroic Stories, Tall Tales, Fairy Tales, Poetry, Biographies, Auto-Biographies, Cultural, Regional, Seasonal, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Ghost Stories, Military, Political,
  • Storyville: App from iTunes ($4.99) that publishes one story each week to your iPhone or iPad.
  • Stroke Stories: Shares the results of a story project that describes the process used to capture rich patient narratives, the development of short yet powerful digital stories, and experiences of using the stories in practice.
  • Stub Story: Stories about ticket stubs.
  • teller2teller: Storytelling podcast that gets everyday people to tell everyday stories.
  • TellMyStory: Online library of that contains interesting and sometimes fascinating stories from people of all walks of life.
  • Twitter Stories: Stories by Twitter users.
  • Web of Stories: Began as an archive of life stories told by some of the great scientists of our time but is now open to people outside the field of science to tell their life stories.
  • Winamop Stories Section: Collection of stories.
  • World of 30: Platform for stories from women around the age of 30 worldwide.
  • Your Story Club: Promote traditions of story-telling and story-listening by serving as online story publishing house where people can publish stories.
  • Your Story: Audio Stories of Interesting Lives: Podcast and site about the individuals the site founder has met, their lives,. and how they have managed to get to where they are today.
  • Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors: Collection of stories from the Orient, mostly Zen and Taoist tales.

Story Practitioners/Consultancies: Individual Coaching

  • Juliet Bruce/Living Story: Writer, creatively oriented counselor, and story coach.
  • C-Change: Helps people who are caught in the turmoil of change to create a new life story.
  • The Circle Project: Helps individuals, organizations, and communities create new patterns, new stories, new cultures.
  • Get There from Here: Coaching company dedicated to using the power of story to help you get to the stuff that matters.
  • Gilliam Consulting: Site of Karen Gilliam, participant in the A Storied Career Q&A series.
  • Keener Inspiration: Patricia Keener is a career coach and training consultant who works with international businesses using training, workshop, and coaching techniques to help her clients develop their career and improve their business effectiveness, integrate successfully into other cultures, and develop their interpersonal skills.
  • Seven Story Learning: The consultancy of Andrew Nemiccolo, who helps professionals communicate more effectively through stories.
  • Transformative Narrative Portrait: Yvette Hyater-Adams’ tool to help guide users through a journey where they will identify themes and patterns in their lives and begin to create life-changing narratives.

Story Practitioners/Consultancies: Marketing, Branding, Organizational Design (see also Links about Organizational Storytelling)

  • 93 Studios: Storytellers who use the web to tell stories.
  • Anecdote: Australian consulting firm that helps leaders create and communicate strategic clarity by turning their business strategy into a story that can be told and understood by everyone in the company.
  • Applied Storytelling: Organization that provides interpretive and analytic talent to express clients’ stories in the most powerful way and then helps companies tell their stories for market advantage.
  • Axiom News: Story-focused Canadian organization that publishes news, on behalf of organizations, that catalyzes meaningful contribution.
  • B2B Storytelling: Consultancy that offers Web content, profiles, and case/customer success studies, white papers, blog posts, and articles.
  • BB&Co Strategic Storytelling: The site of Bill Baker, who uses a StoryFinding process enables corporate and organizational leaders to collectively determine what makes their brand most meaningful and distinct.
  • Brandtelling: Arthur Germain coaches professionals to tell the story of their brands.
  • Brandstoria: Helps clients connect with customers and make clients’ story their customers’ story.
  • Cathy Brooks: Cathy works with companies and individuals helping them navigate the crowded waterways of new technologies with the express purpose of leveraging these rapidly evolving platforms to tell their stories.
  • DUO Strategy and Design: Publishes unforgettable stories with clients and marry the stories with imagery.
  • Find Your Online Voice: Offers social-media and content marketing using storytelling techniques and tools.
  • Fourth Story Media: Company that develops compelling intellectual property and distribute it across traditional and nontraditional channels including books, collaborative web fiction, and social media.
  • Free Range Studios: Works across all disciplines that drive positive change — from the visual to the strategic — to bring great stories to life.
  • GameChangers: Improvisation for business in a networked world.
  • Get Storied: Works at the frontiers of brand positioning, change marketing, tribal engagement, and social media storytelling.
  • Greenough Communications: Helps companies develop thought-leadership programs through a disciplined, yet creative approach to storytelling that generates brand conversations with customers, prospects, and investors.
  • Ideas on Purpose: Strategic brand communications company that believes in telling authentic stories in words and images that reveal who you are.
  • Media Rising: Mandy Leith’s Adventures in the Story Trade.
  • Narrative Network: Specializes in corporate business stories and personal narratives and comprises storytellers in communications, public relations, social media, journalism, marketing, events, design, graphics, photo/video, multimedia, creative and academic professions.
  • Only Human: Uses creative approaches to help organisations and groups improve how they are seen, understood and valued: both inside and out.
  • Park Howell: Aims to tell more compelling stories about green marketing to make clients and their marketing more sustainable.
  • Quimica Visual: Emotional storytelling for business.
  • Ripple100: Agency that tells stories, mixing tech and sociology.
  • Startled Cat: This studio for immersive storytelling explores how the age-old tradition of story, when combined with immersive media, can be a powerful tool for reaching out to individuals and communities.
  • Stories That Work: Gerry Lantz’s series of narrative-based tools, that help executives and corporations communicate more memorably and persuasively.
  • The Storybranding Group: Consulting practice of Cindy Atlee, and home to her collaborations with a variety of like-minded partners. The Storybranding Group helps clients define and give voice to what’s best and most distinctive about them—and use the power of who they really are to create compelling brands, develop inspired leaders and deeply engage their workforces.
  • StoryQuest: Helps clients with Company Stories, Conference Enablement, and Customer Stories.
  • StorySelling: Bruce Hale’s site on how to tell a great story, win trust, and boost sales.
  • The Storytelling Company: Creates the story of businesses and organizations.
  • Storytelling for Change and Creativity: Strives to help people and organizations craft, record, and celebrate stories in ways that transform all of our lives and is about using the power of storytelling to enhance life, family, work and communities.
  • Storytelling for Software Marketing: Pietro Polsinelli’s collection of links on this subject.
  • Story Worldwide: Agency that helps big brands tell winning stories.
  • Storyz: Allows brands to engage with consumers across all platforms, web and mobile.
  • Totem Brand Stories: Marketing journalists craft business objectives into engaging narratives.
  • Transmedia Storyteller: Company providing interactive, social and pervasive cross-platform entertainment and marketing services.
  • Your Story Communications: Communications agency specialising in writing, social media and event management. The Web presence of chief communicator/strategist/writer Sandy Galland seems to be this Facebook page.

Story Practitioners/Consultancies/Authors: Other

  • 93 Studios: Storytellers who use the web to tell these stories.
  • Zette Harbour: Story Maven: Traditional storyteller, retreat leader, and founder of the Pacific Storytelling Center.
  • Idea 360: Janine Underhill’s graphic recording and graphic facilitation and storytelling firm helping thought leaders and CEOs experience breakthroughs as they turn meetings into profitable outcomes.
  • Influence Through Stories: Video training on how to communicate your message in a more compelling manner through stories.
  • Katalyst Tales: Site of storyteller Katrice Horsely
  • Kevin Brooks: Storyteller: The site of storyteller Kevin Brooks,
  • Kevin D. Cordi, Storyteller: Site of storyteller Kevin Kordi, orginator of The Storybox Project.
  • Laura Packer: Site of storyteller Laura Packer.
  • Living Proof: Advocacy storytelling tied to book of the same name by John Capecci and Timothy Cage.
  • Lynne Duddy: Site of storyteller Lynne Duddy.
  • Lynne Griffin: Author and family-life expert who appears regularly in TV segments, Family Works and Family Life Stories, featuring important family life topics and recommended books.
  • Media Rising: Mandy Leith’s Adventures in the Story Trade.
  • Presentation Storyboarding: Helps clients to succeed in giving presentations.
  • Sharing Stories: Freelance journalist Jane Gregory supplies real-life stories to women’s magazines and national (UK) newspapers.
  • Stories Matter: Provides written and audio/visual digital documentation and scanning for individuals, families, businesses, and organizations — recording in person or by phone. Specializing in oral histories, offers a choice of simple transcriptions of the audio recording or narratives suitable for publication.
  • Story Dynamics: Doug Lipman’s storytelling training site.
  • Storycatcher: Site of author/speaker Christina Baldwin.
  • Story Partners: Strategy, consultancy, training, workshops, production editing, music, talent sourcing, media management, data analysis. Support for stories.
  • StoryThings: Helps clients design, produce, deliver and evaluate story-related projects across a range of media.
  • Your Story Matters: Author and entrepreneur Angela Schafers’ platform to share her own and others stories of hope. She produces and hosts her weekly show Your Story Matters, interviewing those around the globe with amazing stories.

Storytelling/Narrative Theory and Research

  • Distributed Narrative: Overview of Jill Walker’s research on distributed narratives.
  • The FrameTales Project: About storytelling in art (novels, theater plays, movies), but also for strategic reasons (presentations, pitches, speeches, ad campaigns.
  • International School of Storytelling, Emerson College, UK: Longest running center of its kind where the craft of the storyteller is practiced and honored. Here stories come alive and serve performers, healers, teachers, the business world, the environment and the wider community.
  • Journal of Folklore Research: Provides an international forum for current theory and research among scholars of traditional culture.
  • Narrative Inquiry Journal: Devoted to providing a forum for theoretical, empirical, and methodological work on narrative.
  • Project Narrative: Sims to promote state-of-the art research and teaching in the field of narrative studies. Drawing on ideas from multiple disciplines, the Project focuses on narrative in all of its guises, from everyday storytelling in face-to-face interaction, to oral history and autobiography, to films, graphic novels, and narratives associated with digital environments, to the multitude of stories found in the world’s narrative literatures.
  • sc’moi:: The Standing Conference for Management and Organizational Inquiry.
  • Storytelling, Self, Society Journal: Interdisciplinary journal that invites scholarship addressing any topic related to Storytelling—from its role as performing art to contemporary applications in a variety of professional fields.

Visual Storytelling

  • The Art of Storytelling: Created by The Delaware Art Museum, the site allows online visitors to engage with the museum’s collections in a unique and creative way, as well as to create their own pictures and stories inspired by works in the museum. These visitor creations can then be shared, both as an email to a friend and published to this site as an entry for all to experience.
  • Background Stories: A concept of visual communication on the back stories of products developed by Arlene Birt. A background story is a visual, info-graphic system that engages consumers — sharing in a visceral way the back stories about the food we eat or the products and services we use
  • The Brick Testament: Said to be the largest, most comprehensive illustrated Bible in the world with 3,600+ illustrations that retell more than 400 stories from The Bible (using Lego-like bricks).
  • ISHRA7: Digital content creation company focused on developing intelligent visual stories that drive engagement.
  • Mythopoesis: Offers a reading of contemporary art and activist practices as performative forms of storytelling.
  • Penumbra Design: Design form that unlocks “the beauty of your home or making the most of a building site lies in discovering your personal story so that your home represents you and your values.”
  • Question Bridge: Transmedia art project that seeks to represent and redefine Black male identity in America. Through video mediated question and answer exchange, diverse members of this “demographic” bridge economic, political, geographic, and generational divisions.
  • Rice Boy: Comics by Evan Dahm.

Uncategorized

  • Narrative Science: Transforms data into high-quality editorial content through a technology application that generates news stories, industry reports, headlines, and more — at scale and without human authoring or editing.
  • Storytelling Quotes: Inspired quotes about storytelling, curated by Get Storied.

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A Storied Career explores intersections/synthesis among various forms of
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Kathy Hansen, PhD, is a leading proponent of deploying storytelling for career advancement. She is an author and instructor, in addition to being a career guru. More...

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The following are sections of A Storied Career where I maintain regularly updated running lists of various items of interest to followers of storytelling:

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