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Slow and Steady Wins the Race: Stor E Telling Column January February 2007

If you are a member of the National Storytelling Network (and if not, why not?) and save the hard copies of their amazing Storytelling Magazine, you know it is always filled with insightful articles from talented storytellers and educators.

I have been blessed to pen the Stor E Telling column since January of 2002 and…


Added by Karen Chace on June 29, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Rising Tide...Guest Bloggers Share Their Expertise

A few months ago I reached my 2012 personal blog goal of 100,000 readers. I am a firm believer in the quote, "A rising tide floats all boats"  so I decided to share the audience with my intelligent and creative colleagues in the form of Guest Blogger articles.…


Added by Karen Chace on September 16, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

The Year of the Rabbit - Celebrate the Chinese New Year



The  Chinese New Year begins on February 3 and 2011 is The Year of the Rabbit. Here are some tales,  crafts, curriculum and more to help you celebrate in style!


A Rabbit Story - Tibet

Brer Rabbit and Tar Baby - USA…


Added by Karen Chace on January 25, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Women In "Her"story!


Added by Karen Chace on March 3, 2010 at 7:10pm — No Comments

Tales, Technology and Techniques - Ancient Tradition Meets the 21st Century

In 2008 I was invited to particpate in a panel discussion at the National Storytelling Conference. Although I was unable to attend at the last minute due to a family members passing, I put together this handout for the attendees. I updated the information today and although the article is posted at my website, on the Publications Page, I thought it might be useful here as well. I hope you find some new ideas to help you market your… Continue

Added by Karen Chace on January 27, 2010 at 8:06pm — No Comments


Running your own business can be liberating but it can also resemble running through a maze, constantly trying to catch up, find your way, peek over the next short, being your own boss can be exhausting!

Storytelling is magical, yet the work can be extremely solitary when we are out of the 'spotlight.' Taking care of your own business requires long hours and is very different than working for a boss who has control over everything, both good and bad.

I came… Continue

Added by Karen Chace on August 13, 2009 at 5:57pm — No Comments


Storytellers need to pay attention to stories but also to marketing their skills. If you are new to the business of storytelling or revamping your image, here are some sites to help you brand yourself with style!

"Exploring brand marketing concepts is a great way to fine-tune your business model and business practices, but what is branding and why is it important?

A strong brand is invaluable as the battle for customers intensifies day by day. It's important to spend time… Continue

Added by Karen Chace on August 13, 2009 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Upcoming Story Cafe Events Through 2010

I am very excited! We now have the schedule for the Story Cafe at ArtWorks in New Bedford, MA complete through 2010! This is a fabulous line-up, talent galore from around New England to Newfoundland, Germany and back again. In June and September, you get two featured tellers in one evening! What's not to love?

September 26, 2009 - Simon Brooks - New Hampshire

October 17, 2009 - Carolyn Martino - Rhode… Continue

Added by Karen Chace on August 13, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Stories from A-Z Folktales, Fairytales, Myths and Legends

There is a wealth of public domain stories available on the Internet. Part of my work is writing a research column for the national Storytelling Magazine, a member benefit of the National Storytelling Network. I research and evaluate web sites specific to the art of Oral Tradition… Continue

Added by Karen Chace on July 19, 2008 at 10:00am — 4 Comments


Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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What is a story slam? Get the FAQs! 9 Replies

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Press Clippings 2012-2013 - Links and as a Pdf

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Storytelling is front page news in Boston...12/22/12 2 Replies

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Grand Slam Story Slam Fuller Craft Museum May 7th

The South Shore story Slams presents The GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM MAY 5TH @The Company Theater 6:30PM the winners of Doyles and SS Story Slam Season compete for Maine Getaway valued at  $1,000. Get your tickets before they are gone $25.00 in advance $20.00 members at door $30.00 non members 



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