‘Tis time for the A-Z Blog Challenge Reveal.
Some of you will say, “Wait! We already saw a listing of all that Story Crossroads will cover!” To you we say, “Thank you, oh dedicated ones.” Our website is only 1 1/2 months old. However, the dreams and ideas behind Story Crossroads has floated upon the universe for at least 15 years.
Five years ago we knew where Story Crossroads would take place.
One year ago we knew that April 15-16, 2016 would be the launch dates.
We get ahead of ourselves. We want to delve into why we are excited about this A-Z Blog Challenge. The first Challenge started in 2010 where bloggers could test their skills with connecting a theme with the alphabet. We will be taking part in the A-Z Challenge where a post is done each day (except Sundays) for a total of 26 posts in April. Each post will be on a theme connected to the letter of the day. You can learn more about the A-Z Blog Challenge here: www.a-to-zchallenge.com.
Now the drumroll…
theme: Building Creative Communities (Story Crossroads)
People live and people thrive. The ones who thrive live in creative communities.
How do you know if you live in a creative community?
Here are a few hints:
- People see the arts as something worth dedicating time during school, work, or play
- All generations embrace the arts
- Cultural groups within the community are appreciated and respected
- Obstacles are overcome by unconventional problem solving
- Art, culture, and commerce merge together to boost the economy
Creative communities show other signs. Find out more of these signs. Discover them where you live.
Enjoy our A-Z themes that all link storytelling to being important to developing creative communities:
A = Arts Advocacy, April 1, 2015
B = Bilingual Bridges, April 2, 2015
C = Culture Connections, April 3, 2015
D = Dreaming and Doing, April 4, 2015
E = Embracing Education, April 6, 2015
F = Fueling Finances, April 7, 2015
G = Generational Gains, April 8, 2015
H = Headlines and Headliners, April 9, 2015
I = Inviting Ingenuity and Ideas, April 10, 2015
J = Joint Journeys, April 11, 2015
K = Keen Kinetics, April 13, 2015
L = Leadership Lessons, April 14, 2015
M = Middle-Aged Memories, April 15, 2015
N = Neighbors Needing Neighbors, April 16, 2015
O = Oratories of Older Ones, April 17, 2015
P = Power of Playfulness, April 18, 2015
Q = Quantifiable Quality, April 20, 2015
R = Remembering, Recording, Re-Playing, April 21, 2015
S = School Support, April 22, 2015
T = Touring Through Tales, April 23, 2015
U = Unleashed Universality for Us, April 24, 2015
V = Volunteer Vitality, April 25, 2015
W = Worldwide Wonders, April 27, 2015
X = Xenodochium, April 28, 2015
Y = Yes to Youth, April 29, 2015
Z = Zeal, Zest, and Zing, April 30, 2015
We appreciate Steve Evans granting permission to use the picture he took of the ladies from Ethiopia. You can find all of his images here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/babasteve/.