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Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery

With its use of alliterative verse and rousing subject matter, the epic poem Beowulf has been adored and analyzed for over a millennium. The poem was originally composed in Old English, and it has been translated into dozens of languages over the centuries. Generally, translators have attempted to reproduce one or more of its features or qualities at the expense of others. This particular...
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

How is digital storytelling different than just plain old storytelling? Digital storytelling utilizes computer-based tools to tell stories, which is the key difference. The method is not so new, as it has been going on in earnest for two decades. This particular manifestation of digital storytelling is part of the University of Houston, and it contains a primer on the subject (the How To section),...
First Draft with Sarah Enni

On First Draft, a podcast about storytelling and storytellers, host Sarah Enni invites listeners into conversations about "unique perspectives on the creative process, and to learn about the professional side of artistic endeavors." Enni, an author herself, welcomes fellow writers, whose accolades span best seller lists and award circuits, on the show. Together, Enni and her guests explore writing...
Teaching With Writing

Teaching writing can be a challenge, even for those who have been in front of a class full of students for years. The website of the Writing Center at Colorado State University is a great source of information for people who teach writing. A good place to start is the Teaching Guides area, which includes strategies on Planning & Conducting Classes, Teaching Specific Writing Skills, and Writing...
The Apple Seed

Launched in 2013 with the goal of igniting "an exciting era of storytelling revival," The Apple Seed is a daily radio show perfect for those interested in audio storytelling. The Apple Seed creates a platform to lift up stories that span across the globe and across generations. Episodes are generally around two hours long and feature stories on topics ranging from love to dogs to cowboys, or as...
The magical science of storytelling

Many modes and types of journalists exist, but the common thread across this diverse field is the power of storytelling. What exactly makes storytelling so powerful? As presentations expert David JP Phillips informs listeners in this talk conducted at TEDxStockholm, storytelling is not just an art, but also a science. Listening to stories releases neurotransmitters that have powerful influences...