The Mission of Spoken Stories
Spoken Stories is Minneapolis, MN based organization whose motive is to provide a platform where stories are shared. However, the mission is to help Entertain, Educate, and Empower humanity with stories and other means of expression and communication.
The organization does this by partnering with you to tell your stories and the stories of your village, city, state, country and or region.
Why We Love COLLECTING, WRITING and TELLING Stories
Did you know that LIFE is a dream and a vision, to be explained by STORIES?
Our life consists three different stages – past, present and future. The past and the future are dreams that exist in our minds in the form of events (stories) that have taken place and events (stories) that will take place, respectively. The present moment is where we bring into focus all of these stories, forming the vision to guide our lives.
STORIES hold together the dream and vivid moment that LIFE is. Thus STORIES are full of human vicissitudes, and therefore deservedly appealed to us.
In addition, we believe stories – perhaps, more than anything else – hold the secret to Empower, Educate and Entertain the masses.
We, the contributors to Spoken Stories, have felt stories do all of these things for us in our own lives and experienced being the vehicle through which stories have likewise effected others. SpokenStories.org is a place for us to celebrate and share with you the joy we have found in storytelling
Where Our Stories Come From
Stories published on SpokenStories.org are stories of the people, by the people and for the people!
Some of our stories are the oral tales and folklore that have been recorded from cultures throughout the world. Others have origins in the oral tradition but have been reworked in original ways by our storyteller contributors. Other tales by our contributors are their own original creations, often reflecting the diverse cultures they come from and their personal experiences.
However, majority of our stories come from you. We publish the many stories our users write and submit to us on a daily basis. Anyone can write any story and send it from anywhere at anytime. We publish these stories and stories of real-life events and situations that we hope will provide you with insights and lessons that you otherwise might never have had the opportunity to encounter.
No matter where they come from, all of our stories have been selected and posted onto Spoken Stories because we believe they have the power to help Educate and Entertain.
Who We Are
We are a small but growing team of storytellers and story lovers who have been attracted to the core mission and ideals of SpokenStories.org. There is a wide variety amongst us as to the types and styles of storytelling we do and the cultures we represent. We bring a versatility and breadth to the Spoken Stories collection of tales and share a passion to bring stories to as wide an audience as possible.
If you would like to submit your stories to SpokenStories.Org, please submit it HERE!
If you would like to submit the traditional stories/folktales of your country or region, please submit it HERE!
We would love to hear of your experiences in telling stories you’ve found on SpokenStories.org and support you in your storytelling efforts. You can send your stories, comments, complaints, compliments and bookings to Info[at]SpokenStories[dot]org
We hope that our stories will help you unearth yourself like a tropical flower ready to blossom and dominate its surroundings with a good smell and positivity; and shade the forest with its beautiful leaves by intercepting, screening and filtering the rays of the sun and other harmful objects.
Also, as you come across stories on our site that especially appeal to you or that you feel particularly drawn to, we really encourage you to reanimate them and keep them alive by telling them to family, friends, and anyone else who will listen. As storytellers, we can tell you from our own experience that there is something almost magical that happens the more you tell the stories you love to others. They take root and begin to live within you. Over time they ripen in deeply nourishing and sometimes astonishing ways. If telling stories is something new for you, we assure you it is not all that hard to do. Like riding a bicycle, just about everybody can learn to do it. It just takes a little practice and trust in yourself. To help you along these lines, here are links to websites that provide some guidance, suggestions, and hints for learning to tell stories: http://www.spokenstories.org/resources/storytelling-sourceswebsites/
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