Explore the following websites for help and inspiration in developing your storytelling skills:
TED – Storytelling
In these TED Talks, masters of storytelling share their creative secrets and explore new approaches to their age-old craft.
TED – Andrew Stanton – The Clues to a Great Story
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.
Oral Fixation is a series of hour-long evenings of TRUE, personal stories, each with a new theme performed by a cross-section of seven Dallasites.
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.
PBS Frontline – Importance of the Oral Tradition
Before the gospels were composed, Jesus' first followers sustained his memory by sharing stories of his life, death and teachings.
TED – Playlists – How to Tell a Story
Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.
UNT – Storytelling Websites and Resources
A collection of links to Storytelling Websites and Resources sponsored by the University of North Texas.
The Periodic Table of Storytelling
Beautiful 'periodic table' diagramming the 'elements' of storytelling, a fun and educational reference for writing inspiration.
International Storytelling Center
Dedicated to inspiring and empowering people across the world to accomplish goals and make a difference by discovering, capturing, and sharing their stories.
We create spaces for transforming lives and communities, through the acts of listening to and sharing stories.
Dallas Storytelling Guild
Professional and skilled amateur storytellers from the Guild provide programs at diverse venues including schools, churches, civic organizations, community events, corporations, rehabilitation facilities, prisons, and festivals.
Tarrant Area Guild of Storytellers
Monthly meetings where family-oriented storytelling performances by guild members, newcomers, and visitors offer a good sampling of what storytelling is all about.
North 40 Storytellers
This group is dedicated to the art, craft and tradition of storytelling in North Texas. Offering a friendly environment in which to listen and to tell stories of all sorts.
National Storytelling Network – Resources
A handy list of Storytelling Organizations listed by state
Tejas Storytelling Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of storytelling as an oral tradition, a performing art, and an educational tool.