Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ashley Bryan Returns to Cambridge

A very special evening!

Ashley Bryan, beloved illustrator and author of over 35 books including Ashley Bryan’s Words to My Life’s Song, All Things Bright and Beautiful, and Beautiful Blackbird is coming back to Cambridge.


StoryStream partner Cambridge Forum shares with us several on-line programs featuring storytellers that have been webcast on the WGBH Forum Network.

Storytelling in the Electronic Era

Storyteller Odds Bodkin and Harvard folklorist Maria Tatar explore the art of the story in the 21st century.

Telling stories is an ancient art, a holdover from the pre-literate human past. How did the advent of the written word affect the art of storytelling and the stories themselves? Why does oral storytelling persist? What impact will the digital culture of wikis and filesharing have on the future of storytelling?

              Program Part 1                  Program Part 2

The Role of Fantasy in Children's Lives

Award-winning children's author Susan Cooper explores the ways that literary fantasy helps children understand the world of adulthood. How do children understand fantasy? What does it add to their lives? Why do adults find fantasy in children's literature objectionable, even threatening?

Cosponsored by the Cambridge Public Library and The Horn Book magazine with support from the Cambridge Community Foundation.

Monday, November 22, 2010


On Tuesday, November 9, 7th and 8th grade Humanities students at the Graham & Parks School collected stories about our city from fellow Cantabrigians.  These stories addressed many aspects of Cambridge history and deepened students' understanding of what it means to be a part of this unique city. 

Friday, November 19, 2010


TELLABRATION!™  is a night of storytelling, celebrated world-wide on or about the Saturday before Thanksgiving,  sponsored by the National Storytelling Network.  This Thanksgiving join the celebration by sharing some stories with your friends and family.  Donald Davis (author of Telling Your Own Stories)  has some great ideas for getting the ball rolling:

“Can you remember a time when you tried to cook something and it didn’t turn out?”

“Can you remember a holiday that you would like (or NOT like) to live over again?”

“Can you remember the funniest thing that ever happened at a holiday dinner?”

“Do you remember a favorite guest…or relative…who usually joined your holiday celebrations?”

StoryStream wishes all a happy Thanksgiving and good stories.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Norah Dooley performs EVERYBODY HAS A STORY on Nov. 20

Saturday, November 20 -- Join storyteller and author Norah Dooley at 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, for an exciting morning of stories from far and near, appropriate for both kids and adults. Norah will begin with world folk tales, and then share life stories from her neighbors in Central Square, Cambridge -- and maybe even from members of the audience! Don't miss this enchanting and inspiring performance at the historic Brattle Theater in Harvard Square.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NSN Year of the Regions Grant Awarded to StoryStream!

The National Storytelling Network (NSN) has just announced its regional awards for 2011 -- and StoryStream Cambridge's innovative StoryTrades project has been selected.

StoryTrades ("an exchange of stories by real people") is a series of informal but focused events, designed to bring together residents, people who work in Cambridge, and business owners to share personal stories on a variety of announced themes.