Storytelling in the Time of COVID-19

Humans make sense of the world through story, and we’re going to chat with professional storytellers who use the narrative form to raise money, promote peace, collect stories from refugees and more. Check out our lineup of panelists who will be talking with us live and taking your questions:

(in alphabetical order by last name)

Malaz Elgemiabby uses a mobile video-based storytelling studio, a converted camper van, to amplify voices not often heard, including the stories of Sundanese refugees in Cleveland, OH.

Kristen Chapman Gibbons tells a thousand stories in a thousand ways. Through collaborative arts projects, in the classroom, on the stage and on the page. With a focus on personal narrative, asset-mapping, and community engagement, Kristen is passionate about building agency. She works as an artist and performer in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dana J. Schneider is Community and Growth Manager at the nonprofit crowdfunding platform, ioby. She spreads the good word on the power of story to raise money.

Kiran Singh Sirah is president of the International Storytelling Center (ISC) in Jonesborough, TN, an educational and cultural institution dedicated to enriching the lives of people around the world through storytelling. ISC organizes the world’s premiere storytelling event, the National Storytelling Festival, and supports applied storytelling initiatives across a wide variety of creative industries.

Please note, you must register for this event in advance using the link provided after registration through Kindling.

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Oct 22, 2020

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Berlin
  • Date: Oct 22, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Virtual Live Experience