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Posts tagged storytelling
Responsible Storytelling

Lately, I've been struggling with what I'm doing as a journalist, editor, and writer. Part of that is because publishing is an industry that will never be known for its generous salaries, but another large part is the fact that I went to school with a bunch of smart people.

A lot of those smart people are doing smart things—becoming lawyers, doctors, chemists, and engineers, working in nonprofits, being activists on the front lines of vital social causes—a whole host of what one might consider real work with measurable real world consequences. 

But if there is anything I learned as an English major, it's that there is a power to language and imagery. Having the ability and the platform to tell stories—to use language and imagery—is not something I can take lightly.

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Southern Storytelling

A few weeks ago, my friend Prentiss Standridge approached me about contributing to Front Porch Arts Collective's Potluck 2015 series, specifically one presentation themed Literary Roots. I was invited—along with three other speakers, a contemporary dance company, and a singer-songwriter—to talk about or present work that examines or illustrates this idea of what it means to be a Southern storyteller. 

This concept behind Literary Roots was—is—intriguing. To me, it's a fluid, open-ended idea—so why not? I took a crack at this and came up with a few thoughts.

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