Story program tips for teachers and youth group leaders
“There’s no doubt about it, stories are powerful. Teachers, librarians, storytellers, church education leaders, and others looking for a way to make learning an exciting adventure while enhancing children’s self-esteem will find a treasure trove of information, resources, and inspiration in Karen Chace’s Story by Story.”
—Kristine Morris for Foreword Reviews, November, 2014
“Karen Chace knows as much about working with young storytellers as anyone I’ve ever met. When I have a question or am looking for a resource, she’s the one I go to. Now, all of us are lucky enough to have Karen’s Story by Story, a nuts and bolts manual to help kids get up and tell stories. It’s a great resource every teacher and storyteller should have.”
—Bill Harley, storyteller, author, musician
Step by step, Story by Story provides a clear, concise blueprint for creating and maintaining a successful storytelling troupe. Veteran troupe leader Karen Chace offers honest and practical insights into the process, pitfalls, and pleasures of working with the schools and students, as well as a treasure trove of valuable sources and resources. With this handbook, you have a mentor who will take you by the hand and guide you along your way.
—Sherry Norfolk, Storyteller and teaching artist
Paperback • $20.00 • 978-1-62491-030-2
128 Pages @ 7” x 10”
Ebook • $11.80 • 978-1-62491-031-9
Karen Chace has been sharing stories professionally with a wide range of audiences since 2000 and is the founder and director of a student storytelling club in her hometown, producing their Storytelling Festival each year since 2002. Karen is also a contributing author to the National Storytelling Network’s recent publications, A Beginner’s Guide to Storytelling and Telling Stories to Children. She is a member of the NSN Press Committee and writes a regular column, “Stor e Telling,” for Storytelling Magazine. Karen presents her enthusiastic, interactive and illuminating workshops and residencies at conferences, libraries and schools around the country. She strongly believes that storytelling nurtures children, offering them opportunities to succeed in ways they never imagined!
Photography by Amy Hirsch