In the words of the immortal Joseph Campbell “You are the hero of your own story”. We are all heroes and we all have stories. Our stories are not incubated in a vaccum. Our stories are created in our interactions with the world and with each other. The good ones are remembered. The bad ones are forgotten or revised. Great stories connect us across time and place and move us to that which is greater than ourselves.
Stories are a universal means of communication. Every culture of every age has used stories to exchange information, explain the world, recount history, entertain and educate their young. From the plays of William Shakespeare to the adventures of Harry Potter, stories have captured our minds and hearts in the spectacle of imagination.
Storytellers take listeners on a wondrous, timeless journey of discovery. In story the joys and lessons of the past can be harvested. The challenges and choices of the present can be explored. The anticipation and anxiety of the future can be embraced. Donald Davis recreates the simple pleasures of days gone by as he recounts tales of his boyhood. David Novak amazes and amuses as he explores the uncommon within the ordinary. Minton Sparks invites us to reflect on how we dwell in our lives and in our world.