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Speak Up Storytelling

Sep 10, 2019

On episode #64 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!

In our follow-up segment, we read a listener's email about diversity in storytelling, and we discuss our previous storytelling show and upcoming retreats. 


November 2: Great Hartford Story Slam, Hartford Flavor Company
November 9:
Sara Kaplan: Champion of the World at Emmanuel Synagogue, West Hartford, CT
November 23:
Twenty-one Truths About Love book release, CT Historical Society, Hartford, CT
December 14:
“Crafty” at CT Historical Society, Hartford, CT
January 11: Speak Up at the Wadsworth Atheneum
April 4:
Speak Up at the Unitarian Universalist Society, Manchester, CT


October 4-6: Storytelling workshop, Art of Living Retreat, Boone, NC
October 25-27: Storytelling workshop (beginners), Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
November 9: Storytelling workshop (Beginner), CT Historical Society
November 16: Storytelling workshop (Advanced), CT Historical Society
December 6-8: Storytelling workshop (advanced), Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
January 25: Storytelling workshop (Beginner), CT Historical Society
February 22: Storytelling workshop (Advanced), CT Historical Society

In our Homework for Life segment, Matt talks about a moment that many friends and readers thinks is highly storyworthy but he does not. It's a conversation about how the most exciting moments from our lives don't always make the best stories. 

Next we listen to a story by Amanda Caverzasi. 

Amongst the many things we discuss include:

  1. The power of speaking a universal truth when so many are willing to say it aloud

  2. Releasing the power of the imagination when describing setting through brevity

  3. The power of circularity in storytelling

Next we answer listener questions about finding the courage to be vulnerable and when to deploy humor in a sad story.  

Finally, we each offer a recommendation.  


Purchase Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling

Purchase Twenty-one Truths About Love 

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