Story Crossroads Spectacular (links to watch)

storycrossroadsbannersmallonlineStory Crossroads Spectacular is a virtual storytelling experience from your nearest computer.  Live is always best, and this is the next best thing with professionals that are…spectacular.

Email us pictures, drawings, and notes from your experience to info@storycrossroads.org.

Schedule from Story Crossroads Spectacular-printable pdf

You can find the Story Crossroads Spectacular sessions at the following platforms:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/storycrossroads

or the playlist of 5 videos by clicking here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storycrossroads

Here is our Twitch Channel, but sessions disappear after two weeks

We now have specific web addresses for each session:

More about our Story Artists:

Traci Black as Baba Yaga 

Dave & Carol Sharp – Celtic Stories & Songs

Community & Youth Tellers came from:  Murray Storytelling Showcase; Canyons School District Storytelling Festival; Jordan School District; Clinton Storytelling Festival; Clearfield Storytelling Festival; Riverton & Taylorsville Senior Centers

Jim Luter as Shoemaker Elf

The Gashler Family Storytelling ShowStephen, Ariah, Aspen, Percy

More about our Virtual Workshop Presenters (to return in 2021):

Dr. Csenge Zalka from Hungary

Bruce Walker from Alabama

We would love your feedback! Please complete the feedback form below by May 19, 2020, to have an additional entry put into our drawing.  If you happen to miss the drawing deadline, we would still like your input and will keep the form open for future access: https://tinyurl.com/StoryCrossroadsfeedback2020.  Another way to increase your entries in our drawing is to email pictures, notes, or drawings about the festival to info@storycrossroads.org.

Sessions are free, and you can support/donate to Story Crossroads the following ways:

  1. www.storycrossroads.square.site 
  2. www.facebook.com/fund/storycrossroads/ 
  3. Buy through www.smile.amazon.com for “Story Crossroads”
Arts Education with Story Crossroads Spectacular

Position Statement–Importance of Storytelling in Education-17 key benefits

Young at HeartStory Crossroads-2020 Maze  created by Joe Wos
K-6th GradesCommon Core Storytelling-K-6, 43 pages

This publication was compiled by Lyn Ford from submissions created and generously donated by Lyn Ford, Joyce Geary, Sherry Norfolk, and Jane Stenson. © Lynette Ford for Youth, Educators, and Storytellers (YES), special interest group of National Storytelling Network, 2012, Permission granted to post on Story Crossroads site on 4/28/2020 through YES, can follow on Facebook

6th-12th GradesCommon Core Storytelling-6-12, 81 pages

This publication was compiled by Lyn Ford from submissions created and generously donated by Lyn Ford, Sherry Norfolk, Jane Stenson, and Andrea Permenter. © Lynette Ford for Youth, Educators, and Storytellers (YES), special interest group of National Storytelling Network, 2013, Permission granted to post on Story Crossroads site on 4/28/2020 through YES, can follow on Facebook

Ele.-Secondaryprintable- Celtic Stories and Songs…plus Social Studies
Ele.-Secondaryprintable- Tall Tales…plus Language Arts
Teens/AdultsClick here for NPR Article “How Stories Connect and Persuade Us: Unleashing the Brain Power of Narrative” (came out April 11, 2020)

Click here for other Lesson Plans & Helps

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Come back for the “The Big Why Panel: Historical Storytelling Meets Humanities” on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 9:00am-10:30am MDT through your computer.

We thank our funders such as National Endowment for the Arts, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Western States Arts Federation, Utah Humanities, Zoo, Arts & the Parks of Salt Lake County (ZAP), City of Murray, Salt Lake City Arts Council, and many other businesses and individuals. Join us in the support by donating today!

Thanks to our Funders