Want to Launch a Local Storytelling Series? Here’s How!
As a fellow producer of storytelling shows, I’m constantly impressed with Penelope Starr’s passion, curiosity, organization, and desire to better her community by bringing people together. This book is a godsend for everyone who catches the storytelling bug and wants to get involved. Not only will you learn tips and strategies for producing a show and making stories more dynamic, you’ll be inspired by Starr’s personal journey as well. She smartly puts her own story into the larger story, which is really what it’s all about, right?
—Beth Lisick, author and co-founder Porchlight Storytelling Series
Penelope Starr has given the storytelling world more than a road map for how to create and produce community storytelling events. It is a map with countless number of “insets” with both detailed how-to information, and marvelous stories that support what she has gleaned from 10 years of research and experience. Penelope’s generous spirit also offers dozens of forms and lists that become the ultimate guide for anyone wishing to produce storytelling events that feed the community.
—Mark Goldman, author of Storytelling Tips: Creating, Crafting and Telling Stories.
This is a compelling narrative of how Penelope Starr succeeded in engaging others to join with her in creating a unique and powerful community storytelling institution in Tucson. With humility, humor, delightful anecdotes, and concrete action steps, she sets down a path for others to follow. Excellent read and great how-to book, including check lists and forms to aid you on your own journey!
—Miriam Ruth Black, Author, Turtle Season
Paperback • $17.95 • 978-1-62491-101-9
176 Pages @ 5.5” x 8.5”
E-book • $10.99 •978-1-62491-102-6
Born a New Yorker, Penelope Starr lived in Woodstock, NY in the 60s, Denver, CO in the 70s, Sedona, AZ in the 80s, and now she hails from beautiful Tucson. Penelope feels incredibly lucky to have been in the right place at the right time to witness great societal changes in our country.
Penelope is the founder, producer, and artistic director of Odyssey Storytelling, a monthly event showcasing local people telling personal stories. She is the Executive Director of StoryArts Group, a nonprofit community-funded arts organization, whose mission is to create, support, preserve, promote and celebrate the art of storytelling. Photography by Silvia Kolchens.