Recordings of Stories:
Note: Below are links to recordings of stories from Story Works, Arctic Entries, and The Moth. We hope you will enjoy listening but we recognize that stories can have the potential to trigger listeners.
Educators, before playing these stories with your students, please listen to them in advance to determine whether they are appropriate for the intended learning environment. Also, please remember that each storyteller is expressing their own perspective on an experience or relationship in their lives. You are encouraged to listen with respect but please feel free to stop listening if you need to. All listeners are encouraged to reach out and contact us with any questions or comments.
A Few Stories from Story Works Alums:
Nikka: Santa is Real
Cinnamon: Surviving the Inevitable (Rejection)
Brigham: The Barking Dog
Horojah: Not the Pecans
Kate: Keep Your Chin Up
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).
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 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 the Arctic Entries 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, you look like you have…?
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!