Awakening The Hidden Storyteller Within

If you are interested in learning the art of storytelling, and/or teaching your children the art of storytelling, you will enjoy Moore's (1991).  Awakening the Hidden Storyteller Within: How to Build a Storytelling Tradition in Your Family. Boston: Shambhala.  The book can be difficult to find.  Check out one of the online resources for hard to find books such as Powell',, or

Community Activators

Bruce Anderson and Gina Gross are doing incredible work helping communities to become more welcoming places for
all citizens. Their work stretches our imagination of what it takes to build community. By getting us to look in places we may have forgotten -- places deep inside our hearts -- they bring a new way to answer old questions. Perhaps even more to the point, they raise an entirely new set of questions.   I have benefited greatly from their work about the art of storytelling. 

I particularly like Bruce's CD:
Hope at Work: Creating Positive, Resilient Organizations.  You can order yours at the Community Activators web site.

Artist: Aaron Johannes

Imagine A Circle

On more than one occasion, I have been asked to work with Aaron Johannes, researcher, writer, storyteller, artist-extraordinaire in Vancouver, BC.  Aaron has brought new life to my presentations with his powerful art and I will be forever thankful.  Check out his work today!

Life Stories Workshops

"The renowned psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung said that
the reason for evil in the world is that people are not able to tell their stories."  So begins the description of Julie Portman's Life Stories workshops. Check out Ms. Portman's incredible work.

The Moth

"The Moth, a not-for-profit storytelling organization, was founded in New York in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings on his native St. Simon's Island, Georgia, where he and a small circle of friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales on his friend Wanda's porch."  So begins the description at The Moth site.  Check it out for some wonderful ideas about storytelling.

David Roche, Storyteller, Philosopher, Comedian

I heard David Roche speak in Minnesota (9-11-2001) and was AMAZED by his wit, his insight into the human condition, and his incredible storytelling abilities (a master).  See him anytime you get a chance.  I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Check out David's book The Church of 80% Sincerity available February, 2008 from Penguin Books and visit his web site by clicking above for performance dates and videos.


Some of my favorite storytellers are songwriters.  Some of my favorites: Bruce Cochburn, Ferron, Peter Leidy, and John Lennon.


A great source of information about storytelling and storytellers.  Lots of great links to stories from around the world.  Also information about workshops and conferences for the entire family.

Dan Wilkins, the Nth Degree

I have never heard Dan tell stories, but I have heard he can do so with the best of them.  You will love his web site and great merchandise.  T-shirts for the ages, posters, books, and much, much more!

Karl Williams Web Site

Check out this link to Karl Williams' Web Site: Karl's songs for the self-advocacy movement, on CD & cassette, are widely known. His two as-told-to autobiographies - in the exact words of Roland Johnson of PA and of Michael Long of CA, important leaders in this movement - appeared in 1999. He's just finished working with Barbara Moran, a graphic artist who has autism, on her autobiography, and is now