Jul 25, 2021    
3:30 pm PDT - 5:00 pm PDT

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Does the Way You Teach Storytelling Undercut Empathy?

Because our society often de-emphasizes empathy, our ways of teaching do, too. Most of us were taught storytelling in a way that sidesteps some empathy-inducing powers built into storytelling. Learn ways to replace teaching storytelling as “the assembly of story-parts” with creating connection, community, and empathy. Gandhi famously said, “The means are the ends in the making.” Similarly, our methods for teaching storytelling have far-reaching effects on the interpersonal results of the storytelling that ensues.
July 25, 2021 3:30 PM PDT / 6:30 PM EDT

CONNECTED Virtual Conference & Festival: July 21-25, 2021.
Check the full schedule here.

Note: All times on the NSN website are Central Time Zone.

Each year NSN strives to bring together storytellers from every corner of the world to participate in an annual conference with a wide variety of workshops, education sessions, performances, and networking opportunities. We want this year’s conference to be better than ever, but we can’t do it without YOU! From attendees to sponsors to speakers and performers we need new and familiar faces to get involved and help make the National Storytelling Conference the best event yet. We’ll release more information as it becomes available so check back often for updates on keynote speakers, registration, housing, and events associated with the National Storytelling Conference.

Due to COVID-19, NSN’s National Conference went VIRTUAL. IN 2020 we featured 253 storytellers from around the world telling stories, hosting, delivering keynotes, and/or leading workshops and panel discussions. Over 9 days and 82 hours, we trained dozens of storytellers in using this new medium and brought the connection and wisdom of storytelling to homes around the world. We hope 2021 will be just as exciting!


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