Have you ever wondered how your stories, told through the generations, shaped your legacy and informed your writing? Would you like to explore your storytelling voice and learn how to tell an unforgettable story? Enjoy three storytellers and their personal tales! Discover basic tips for creating and crafting authentic stories that draw from your cultural roots.
Kate Farrell will give a brief overview of the oral tradition and how it guides the craft of writing. She will tell a story from Story Power and discuss how her German immigrant heritage influenced her work.
Humaira Ghilzai will share how Afghan folktales, proverbs, and the power of oral storytelling shaped her as a writer, blogger, and cultural advisor.
Sheryl Bize-Boutte will share a few experiences from her Creole relatives' storytelling and how it helped to inform her writing.