On Storytelling

This page adapts, updates, and extends the storytelling section of one of my earliest teaching websites, circa 2000 or so.  Though written for students in a particular course, that page was by far the most popular in that site, which I kept available online for archival purposes only.

Teachers and students should feel free to borrow ideas from this page, but please don't swipe the whole thing (a few have!), and I'd appreciate a citation and/or a link back if you use it extensively.  Also, please do feel free to offer more resources and suggestions.  If you have a storytelling page of your own, I'd love to link to it here. 

I will tell you something about stories . . . They aren't just for entertainment. Don't be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death. You don't have anything if you don't have the stories. --from Leslie Marmon Silko's epigraph to Ceremony (1977)

Ethical Storytelling