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Story Matters: A TV Show About Storytelling! 2 Aug 2017

Story Matters: A TV Show About Storytelling!

Storytelling on TV!

Timpanogos Storytelling has been working with BYU TV to put together a series on storytelling called Story Matters. The series focuses on how stories play a role in all of our lives. Each episode explores a different element of story and features performances by at least two award-winning storytellers.  The following is the order in which the episodes will air:

Episode 1: Laugh Out Loud featuring Donald Davis & Bil Lepp airing on August 1 at 7:30 PM (MST)

Episode 2: Strengthening Family featuring Donald Davis & Kim Weitkamp airing on August 8 at 7:30 PM (MST)

Episode 3: Surviving and Thriving featuring Charlotte Blake Alston & Kevin Kling airing on August 15 at 7:30 PM (MST)

Episode 4: Tall Tales & Fishy Stories featuring Bil Lepp & Kim Weitkamp airing on August 22 at 7:30 PM (MST)

Episode 5: Making Sense featuring Donald Davis, Barbara McBride-Smith, & Charlotte Blake Alston on August 29 at 7:30 PM (MST)

Episode 6: Love and Marriage featuring Kevin Kling and Barbara McBride-Smith on September 5 at 7: 30 PM (MST)

Viewers can also stream episodes after they air through BYU TV’s website (although it does require viewers to create a free account to watch) or the BYU TV app on streaming devices.

 

Storytelling Resources

We hope that this series will inspire viewers to share their own stories.  The following are some simple resources (and should not be considered in any way an exhaustive list) that people can use to find some story ideas:

Personal Stories/Oral Histories:

Great Questions for Story Prompts from Story Corps

Questions for Oral Histories from UCLA

Tips and Questions from The American Folklife Center

Donald Davis, who is featured in this program, also has an excellent book Telling Your Own StoriesThe book includes a large list of story prompts as well guidance about story structure.  Timpanogos Storytelling also worked with Donald in 2011 to produce a multi-part series called What’s Your Story: A Donald Davis Workshop about finding and developing personal stories.

 

Traditional Stories:

Folklore and Mythology E-Resources from the University of Pittsburgh

 

Performing Stories:

The National Storytelling Network is dedicated to helping develop storytellers.  There are local chapters in many areas of the country.

The Timpanogos Storytelling Conference is also held each year. Attendees can learn from nationally-recognized storytellers in a variety of sessions.

 

 

 

 

Storytelling on TV!

Timpanogos Storytelling has been working with BYU TV to put together a series on storytelling called Story Matters. The series focuses on how stories play a role in all of our lives. Each episode explores a different element of story and features performances by at least two award-winning storytellers.  The following is the order in which the episodes will air:

Episode 1: Laugh Out Loud featuring Donald Davis & Bil Lepp airing on August 1 at 7:30 PM (MST)

Episode 2: Strengthening Family featuring Donald Davis & Kim Weitkamp airing on August 8 at 7:30 PM (MST)

Episode 3: Surviving and Thriving featuring Charlotte Blake Alston & Kevin Kling airing on August 15 at 7:30 PM (MST)

Episode 4: Tall Tales & Fishy Stories featuring Bil Lepp & Kim Weitkamp airing on August 22 at 7:30 PM (MST)

Episode 5: Making Sense featuring Donald Davis, Barbara McBride-Smith, & Charlotte Blake Alston on August 29 at 7:30 PM (MST)

Episode 6: Love and Marriage featuring Kevin Kling and Barbara McBride-Smith on September 5 at 7: 30 PM (MST)

Viewers can also stream episodes after they air through BYU TV’s website (although it does require viewers to create a free account to watch) or the BYU TV app on streaming devices.

 

Storytelling Resources

We hope that this series will inspire viewers to share their own stories.  The following are some simple resources (and should not be considered in any way an exhaustive list) that people can use to find some story ideas:

Personal Stories/Oral Histories:

Great Questions for Story Prompts from Story Corps

Questions for Oral Histories from UCLA

Tips and Questions from The American Folklife Center

Donald Davis, who is featured in this program, also has an excellent book Telling Your Own StoriesThe book includes a large list of story prompts as well guidance about story structure.  Timpanogos Storytelling also worked with Donald in 2011 to produce a multi-part series called What’s Your Story: A Donald Davis Workshop about finding and developing personal stories.

 

Traditional Stories:

Folklore and Mythology E-Resources from the University of Pittsburgh

 

Performing Stories:

The National Storytelling Network is dedicated to helping develop storytellers.  There are local chapters in many areas of the country.

The Timpanogos Storytelling Conference is also held each year. Attendees can learn from nationally-recognized storytellers in a variety of sessions.

 

 

 

 

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