Local Storytellers Harness Storytelling Mettle

In a technology-obsessed world, it seems people assign increasing value to moments of human connection, where no screens are involved. The ancient art of storytelling that endures today reminds us of this yearning for the moments…

In a technology-obsessed world, it seems people assign increasing value to moments of human connection, where no screens are involved. The ancient art of storytelling that endures today reminds us of this yearning for the moments of connection and relatability we seek from others. And the wild popularity of The Moth does too.

The nonprofit storytelling machine is dedicated to the art of storytelling and grooming blossoming storytellers. Moth organizers like to point out that since it launched more than 20 years, it has been the vehicle for more than 35,000 true personal stories that people have told in front of audiences without notes, all around the world. On Monday, The Moth returns to Jackson for its fourth visit. The theme is “between worlds.” We’ll hear what that means for five different storytellers, two happen to be local folks. KHOL talked with those brave and entertaining souls: Anne Marie Wells and Jim Ross.

Wells gets us started:

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About Robyn Vincent

Robyn launched KHOL's news department. She has worked as a reporter and editor in Wyoming for the last decade and her work has aired on NPR stations throughout the West. When she's not sweating deadlines, Robyn sustains her nomadic heart by traveling the world with her notebook and camera in hand. Follow @TheNomadicHeart

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