From the mouth of ‘babies’ to the ears of media and marketing ‘professionals’

By Limor Shiponi The other day I gave three consecutive workshops about stories in digital media, to kids in 7th grade. The organizers’ assumption was that ‘digital’ will attract them as ‘cool’. Knowing that once you expose people to new tools their attention wanders to the particulars and features, I decided to do three things: Story experiences – show them …

The Art of Storytelling Show – space for discussion

By Limor Shiponi Hi, I hope you’ve listened to the show on Brother Wolf’s blog and here I invite you to comment, argue, question or anything else, just jump in. Thanks Eric, it is a pleasure and eventually worked out beautifully after David Ambrose 🙂 Regards, Limor.

The StoryBox project – field report, Zichron Yaakov Israel, part five

By Limor Shiponi We have stories! Today they finished writing them so the meeting was mainly about writing, prompting and writing again. Ilan asked me to bring the box, “It has a magical influence,” he said. It does. As they wrote I was looking for a matchbox Nathalie told me about and I found it. Two of the boys were …

The StoryBox project – field report, Zichron Yaakov Israel, part four

By Limor Shiponi By now we have a bunch of 15 raw stories. Some of them need polishing; others are looking for a sufficient ending. Since we knew that this time we will have only one hour to work with the kids, we decided to do two things – find a creative expression that will travel together with the stories …

Nocturnal storyteller’s thoughts

By Limor Shiponi Its 4:37 am. For some reason I cannot sleep. A question has been grazing my mind for the past few hours, for the past few years. “Limor, why do you always seem to find your way to early stories, to characters whose features have faded? Why don’t you live in the here and now?” This is not …