Storytelling Sources & Resources

Center for Digital Storytelling
An international nonprofit training, project development, and research organization that assists youth and adults around the world in using digital media tools to craft and record meaningful stories from their lives and share these stories in ways that enable learning, build community, and inspire justice.


The Moth
The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. Storytellers perform live in New York City or via The Moth Radio Hour.


StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews from more than 80,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.


This American Life
This American Life is a weekly radio show which shares the mostly true stories of every day people.


National Storytelling Network
The NSN is dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling–in entertainment venues, classrooms, organizations, medical fields, families, and wherever else telling stories can contribute to quality of life. This member-driven organization offers direct services, publications and educational opportunities to individuals, local storytelling guilds and regional associations. subgroups such as Youth Storytelling, Organizational Storytelling, and Healing Arts Storytelling provide support for focused interests.


Founded in 1989 by three local tellers, StorySwap’s mission is to promote the development and performance of the art of storytelling in every way possible. A year after founding, and at the urging of Joe Healy–Pittsburgh’s grandfather of storytelling–StorySwap hosted its first “Tellebration.” Since that time, the group has hosted three Pennsylvania Storytelling Conferences, twenty Tellebrations, and one National Storytelling Conference. StorySwap meets monthly and hosts an annual Storytelling Festival in August. If you love stories then join tellers (and listeners) at the Northland Public Library on the first Monday of the month.


StoryWorks–Murrysville Library 
StoryWorks is a guild of professional storytellers who are available for personal and group events. Anyone can attend their telling events.