Thanks to all the volunteers and speakers, and especially to our emcee, Editorial Cartoonist and Humor Columnist, David Fitzsimmons, for making this event such an incredible success. We will be posting photos soon.
Penelope Starr read from her newly released book, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events. This step-by-step guide chronicles Starr’s years growing the community of Odyssey Storytelling. Why did a fifty-eight year old artist decide to take on a small project that turned into a successful nonprofit storytelling organization? What challenges did she face and how did she survive them? How can other communities create their own storytelling events? Experience her joys, frustrations and laughter. The Radical Act of Community Storytelling is packed with practical tips and plenty of inspirational stories.
Now more than ever, we must celebrate and embrace the uncensored voices of diverse community members. This is exactly what Odyssey Storytelling has been doing for thirteen years through monthly live shows featuring the true stories of everyday people.