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Story Shuffle Version 2.0: Authority

Posted: August 11th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Story Shuffle News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

The second Story Shuffle was held on Friday, July 30 in Fishtown.

The theme was AUTHORITY.

Listen to pieces here, or choose them from the list below:

  1. Dana Vachon on art school professors and 16 hours of driving (no audio)
  2. Andrew Thompson on when not to confront authority
  3. Jess Victor talks about teaching and being top dog at Hot Topic
  4. Brian James Kirk recalls a brush in with a teenager and a Tennessee ranger
  5. Christopher Wink remembers fighting for 4th grade recess justice
  6. Sean Blanda tells how his luck with police changed
  7. Shannon McDonald on Catholic school authority

You can see all the participant photos here. Listen to the pieces from the first Story Shuffle here.

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Lessons learned:

  • Story Shuffle is different than other storytelling events because there’s no judging or competition. We’re just telling stories, people.
  • We’re still feeling out the idea of a time limit, minimum or maximum.
  • The audio was stronger this time, with the recorder nearer and being more cognizant of that need.
  • No need to push yet on everyone inviting someone new each event.
  • We’ll try to move locations to spread the event that way.

Shannon McDonald on Catholic school authority

Posted: August 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

NEastPhilly.com editor Shannon McDonald talks about a childhood in Catholic education and the authority that comes with it.

Listen here


Sean Blanda tells how his luck with police changed

Posted: August 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Technically Philly co-founder Sean Blanda recounts his history with the police and how an initiative from Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter changed his luck — perhaps for ever.

Listen here


Christopher Wink remembers fighting for 4th grade recess justice

Posted: August 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Christopher Wink tells the story of fighting for elementary school recess justice as a fourth grader.

Listen here


Brian James Kirk recalls a brush in with a teenager and a Tennessee ranger

Posted: August 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Brian James Kirk took a road trip with a replacement teenage girl and it led to a run in with a Tennessee National Park ranger.

Listen here


Jess Victor talks about teaching and being top dog at Hot Topic

Posted: August 4th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

IT support staff analyst Jess Victor first talks about student teaching with a less-than-mature educator and then misadventures as a leader while working at pop culture retail chain Hot Topic.

Listen here


Andrew Thompson on when not to confront authority

Posted: August 3rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Freelance writer and recent First Person Story Slam winner Andrew Thompson talks about writing for Temple University’s Fox School of Business communications staff and how that confronted his creative sensibilities.

Listen here


Dana Vachon on art school professors and 16 hours of driving

Posted: August 2nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Dana Vachon, left, with friend Jess Victor

Dana Vachon, a software company support administrator, talked about receiving pressure from her art school professors at the College of New Jersey, and how it drove her to drive 16 hours to and from a family New Hampshire cabin with some hiccups along the way.

Unfortunately, there were some, uh, technical difficulties with her recording, so it can’t be posted.

Audio from the other six will be posted, once a day, continuing tomorrow.


Andrew Thompson wins monthly First Person Arts Story Slam by being robbed, almost

Posted: August 1st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Stories | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

After our friend Aaron Stella took home the crown of Philadelphia’s monthly story telling event First Person Arts Story Slam, we were happy to find out that his victory was followed by another friend and Story Shuffle contributor, Andrew Thompson.

Watch his contribution below to their ‘Dates to Remember’ event below, in which he remembers getting away with being robbed.

Andrew’s contribution to Story Shuffle 2 will run this coming Tuesday.