A year of change and challenge. We have been exhausted and exhilirated, frightened and then faced the challenges fiercely. What's next? What is after the vaccine? after the pandemic? after the protests marches? after a contentious election and scary inaugural? after Zoom? Let's dream together and dream BIG!
Workshop A"To Podcast or Not to Podcast?"
11:00 am-12:30 pm CDT
40% of Americans have listened to podcasts in the last year and that number is rising. Many storytellers are considering podcasting as a new method of getting stories out to a wider audience.
This workshop will look at the questions “Should I start a podcast?” and “How do I go about doing that?” as well as offering other possibilities for getting your work out to an online audience.
Panel Discussion"Are We Walking Our Talk? Inclusivity and the Storytelling Community"
2:00-3:30 pm CDT
In 2020, Northlands Storytelling Network’s Board of Directors created a mission statement to be an Anti-Racist organization. An Inclusive vision is an important step and, of course, our best intentions only become reality through our actions.
How are we doing as a storytelling community? Do diverse tellers feel welcomed and supported? Storytellers Nestor Gomez, Beth Horner, Emily Hooper Lansana, and Archy Jamjun have a conversation facilitated by Sue O’Halloran to discuss race and ethnicity plus other dimensions of diversity including issues of gender, LGBT, generations, rural/city, immigration and physical abilities.
Workshop B"Storytelling Studio: Your Guide to Virtual Storytelling and Audience Engagement"3:45-5:15 pm CDT
Join digital storyteller Erin O'Neil in a session that will help you further develop your online storytelling presence and technical know-how.
Get to know the many platforms available for live streaming and content management, collect some helpful tips for storytelling on camera, and attract new audiences by embracing social media engagement.
Reach the world with your stories - don't be afraid to hit 'live'!