Why Does Storytelling Matter To You? 


The International Storytelling Center is working to pilot an exciting new story collection project and we need your input! The information you include may be featured on ISC’s website as part of the opening digital exhibit for our story collection site. As we move forward, these short statements and photos may also be used in a video marketing campaign to encourage people all over the world to share stories with us. If selected, these stories will be featured in rotating story exhibits with different themes and eventually housed in our Library of Congress archives.

Please follow the steps below for submitting your story statement. Please note that your device must have a functioning microphone to participate: 

  • In just 1-2 sentences, tell us why storytelling matters to you. This concept can be general or specific.
  • Record your story statement below. It will download to your computer, and then you can upload the audio file of your statement in the form below. 
  • Upload an accompanying photo that compliments your statement along with the audio file. 

For example, “Storytelling matters to me because I never want to forget the look in my grandmother’s eyes when she tells me how she met my grandfather.” For this statement, I’d include a photo of my grandparents when they were young. 

Thank you for your help as we launch this new initiative. 


Storytelling Matters Because…

Submit Your Story

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