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National Storytelling Conference: Chicago 2003


Date: Fri Oct 25 2002 - 14:34:14 PDT

Hello everyone,

Every year the NSN (National Storytelling Network) hosts their annual
conference in a different city. The 2003 conference will be in Chicago! I
have cut and pasted the flier below but if anyone would like to recieve the
prettier version as an attachment I will be glad to send it off list. Just
give me a shout.

Stories empower teachers to teach, attorneys to clinch a point, and ministers
to speak to the soul. Stories allow librarians to engage their communities,
boardrooms to excite their clients, and therapists to facilitate healing.
Stories inspire families to pass on traditions, authors to capture a
following, and journalists to connect humanity.

Chicago, IL
July 9 - 13, 2003

Challenging Assumptions Transforming Culture
  Healing Wounds Building Community

" Over 40 workshops led by national, regional and local storytellers: Past
workshops have included: How Stories Reveal, Build, and Change Organizational
Culture; Working with Young Tellers; Creating Healing Stories; Storytelling:
The Key to Emergent Literacy; Science through Stories; Bringing the Story to
Life; Story Programs for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers and many more!
" Keynote speakers: (with a few extraordinary surprises pending): Circle of
Excellence Storyteller and Golden Apple Award teacher Syd Lieberman;
recipient of the 2002 Spirit of Peace Award and numerous national and
international film and video awards, storyteller and diversity consultant
Susan O'Halloran; and Palestinian-American award-winning poet and children's
author, essayist, and songwriter, Naomi Shihab Nye.
" Storytelling Extravaganza: An opportunity to hear a sampler of the nation's
finest storytellers at Chicago's great cultural places including The Chicago
Children's Museum, the Cultural Center, DuSable Museum, the Chicago
Historical Society, Adler Planetarium, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

contact the National Storytelling Network (NSN)
   at 1-800-525-4514 or visit

warm wishes,
Karen Chace