Our Year in Review
Holiday News at the International Storytelling Center
National Storytelling Festival: My Story
Introducing Anita Norman
International Storytelling Center receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant
Expanding the Circle
A First Timer’s Trip
Tim Lowry in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Stamp of Approval
Google Cultural Institue
The International Storytelling Center (ISC) has launched a digital partnership with Google’s Cultural Institute, a free online exhibition that explores the stories behind history’s most important historic and cultural moments. The exhibit focuses on the 42 year cultural impact of ISC’s signature event, the National Storytelling Festival, which is the largest and most prestigious storytelling event in the world.
United Nations and MasterPeace - A Storytelling Competition for Peace
The International Storytelling Center joined with MasterPeace, a grass-roots peace movement based in the Netherlands, to launch a global storytelling competition, offering all storytellers around the world a platform to share their personal experience about what inspired them to work for peace. The winning story was presented at the United Nations headquarters on September 19, 2014, the International Day of Peace. “The power of storytelling is unquestionable. By listening and telling our stories we can unite as one creative global human family and then together contribute to building a better world. We are delighted to have partnered with the international award-winning MasterPeace organization on this exciting project to celebrate UN International day of Peace.” Kiran Singh Sirah.
Alliance for Peace Building
The National Storytelling Festival is the International Storytelling Center’s signature program, but ISC is also active on the global stage, fulfilling it’s mission to enrich the lives of people around the world through the arts of storytelling. The center’s goal is to inspire and empower people everywhere to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change. As a partner with the Washington, D.C. organization, Alliance for Peacebuilding, the International Storytelling Center reinforces the importance of sharing stories to build peace among peoples and nations. ISC is active in numerous projects with AfP to promote storytelling and peacebuilding here and across the world.
Desmund Tutu Peace Foundation - USA
The storytellers performing in ISC’s 2014 programming are being featured as part of the Desmund Tutu Peace Foundation - USA website and social media pages. The site will also feature the National Storytelling Festival, which will reach its followers and readers worldwide and provide greater exposure to ISC’s website.