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Here are commentary and stories told at the Sunday Keynote Address, 2012 Sharing the Fire - Northeast Storytelling Conference.

Opening Remarks

Aditya Agashe - Sign Language

Ben Russell - How Bagels Came to Chelm

Emily Hebert - Christmas Spider

Aditya Agashe - Arjuna and the Bird's Eye

Ben Russell - The Wisest Man in All of Chelm


Here are some stories told on WRPI radio in March 2009:

The Angel's Wings told by Adah

Joha and the Pot told by Toma

The Cracked Pot told by Emily

Mondebaba told by Ritam

Ramadan, a personal story
told by Khalafalla
You can listen to several radio interviews with our tellers and coaches here.


Photos of tellers and listeners

Our youth interfaith storytelling event in 2006 was recorded. You can listen to some of our tellers by clicking on their names below.

Nasibah Elmi (age 12, grade 7, An Nur School)
“It Gave Birth”; a traditional Muslim tale (MP3 file, 739 KB)

Adah Hetko (age 14, grade 9, Congregation Beth Shalom)
“Serach”; from the retellings found in But God Remembered: Stories of Women from Creation to the Promised Land by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, and Jerusalem of Gold: Jewish Stories of the Enchanted City by Howard Schwartz (MP3 file, 868 KB)

Tim Everhardt (age 13, grade 7, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School)
“The Chest of Broken Glass; A Classic Tale of the Ages” from Children’s Book of Virtues, edited by William J. Bennett and Michael Hague (MP3 file, 274 KB)

Nimi Jayaraman (age 14, grade 9, The Hindu Temple Society)
“The Airport”; a personal story (MP3 file, 161 KB)

Ben Russell (age 14, grade 8, Congregation Beth Shalom)
“The Parakeet Named Dreidel” from Stories for Children by Isaac Bashevis Singer (MP3 file, 473 KB)