Recordings of Stories:
Below are links to recordings of stories from Story Works, Arctic Entries, and The Moth. We hope these stories can be inspiring and useful to you and your students. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.
This three-part series, hosted by the Story Works Student Advisory Team, features stories about bullying and bullying prevention. Thank you again to all who shared stories and helped with this series. Extra thanks also to Spirit of Youth (for funding this project!) and to the Alaska Teen Media Institute (for editing the podcasts!).
Example Stories from Story Works Participants:
Stories from a handful of past Story Works participants. For more please visit our Facebook page.
Hear Our Voices! Storytelling and Journalism Workshop with Alaska Teen Media Institute and Catholic Social Services Refugee Immigration and Assistance Service
Story Works students on Alaska Teen Media Institute’s radio show, In Other News (November 2015).
Example Arctic Entries Stories:
All stories posted below were originally told as part of an Arctic Entries event. Learn more at arcticentries.com. Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet. At every performance, seven people each tell a seven-minute long, true story relating to the show’s theme. Local musicians perform a few songs, as well. Any profits made from Arctic Entries’s ticket sales go to a non-profit partner selected at the beginning of each season. Currently, all Arctic Entries events take place at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts at 621 West 6th Ave., Anchorage, AK.
Jason Slemons: Excuse me, do you have Cerebral Palsy?
Nelson Carpluck: Caribou Hunt
Mike Schweiger: Just Power Through
Agatha Erickson: Native Americans at Dartmouth
Ricky Tagaban: Funny Men Can Weave
Tim Paszalek: Ostrich Wrangling
Sarah Jane Fischer: Rollerblading Dad
Emily Ferenbacher: Rain Pants Are Not Waders
Natasha Price: Isn’t That Exciting, Journal?
Note: She got to break the Arctic Entries “no notes” rule for this one.
Kirk Rose: Going for Broke
Arran Forbes: Living with David
Amanda Smith: Amanda and the Crevasse
Lynn Paulson: Living Room Swing Set
Jeff Robinson: Batman
Suzanne Schmidt: Extreme Camping
Brendan Babb: You can do it anywhere
Valerie Waldrop: West Buttress Ascent
Issa Brahman: Storming Normandy
John Parsi: John Parsi, he speaks Farsi.
Jen Gessert: Good Wife
Ira Edwards: Team Gimp Squad
Stories from The Moth:*
The Moth is a national storytelling organization that runs a high school storytelling program in NYC. Below are some Moth stories Story Works students have enjoyed. Thank you to all of these storytellers and The Moth!