Everyone Has A Story; The Stanford Storytelling Project Shares Them

By Kelsey Geiser
Stanford Report
June 1, 2012

“Stanford sophomore Nick Hartley unexpectedly learned that his bone marrow was the perfect match for a patient in need. He knew he was in the position to save a life, and yet he was conflicted about going through with the transplant procedure. Hartley found catharsis in sharing his innermost feelings in a radio broadcast…. The audio recording of Hartley telling his story, along with seven other segments in which Stanford community members recount a personal story, make up the’ ‘How to Give’ episode of the radio show State of the Human…”more


Storytelling key to success, film executive says

By Julia Enthoven
The Stanford Daily
April 18, 2012

“Film executive and bestselling author Peter Guber called storytelling the ‘one-size-fits-all’ secret to success Tuesday night during a talk at CEMEX Auditorium. According to Guber, ‘The ability that you have to tell a purposeful story to move someone to action’ is the shared quality among ‘all great leaders.’ ‘Story, narrative, gives meaning to everything,’ he added. ‘It emotionalizes all the facts…[and] we are emotional creatures first…”more


Fight the Future Movie Night

Wednesdays, 6 – 8:30 PM

Zoom from here

Join the SSP course Fight the Future as we screen movies that explore the intersection of social justice through science fiction. The Spring Quarter 2020 movie showtimes are:
April 15 A Scanner Darkly
April  22 Children of Men
April 29 Blade Runner
May 6 The Sleep Dealer
May 13 Never Let Me Go
May 20 The Hunger Games
May 27 Her
June 3 Dr Who: “Let’s Kill Hitler” and “Angels Take Manhattan”
June 10 Arrival

Sarah Broom on writing, resistance 

By Zack Boyd
February 18, 2020
Stanford Daily

Sarah M. Broom is the author of The Yellow House, winner of the 2019 National Book Award and featured on dozens of 2019 Best Books lists. Through the intimate story of her family’s home, The Yellow House offers a new story about not only New Orleans but about defying the forces of race and class in the American neighborhoods we rarely see.  more


Stanford Storytelling Project captures human experience in “State of the Human” podcast

By: Kim Ngo
January 18, 2017
The Stanford Daily

“It doesn’t matter what we bury: a body, a feeling, or an object. We expect it to stay buried. We put it aside and bid it farewell… But sometimes the grave is not a final resting place.” — so begins the podcast “State of the Human,” run by the the Stanford Storytelling Project (SSP), an arts program on campus that seeks to promote the art of storytelling within the undergraduate community. more