Veterans Day vignettes

By Niunio Teo
The Stanford Daily
November 11, 2012

“On Veterans Day, six student veterans joined a panel to discuss their experiences of war. The event, titled ‘Voices from the front: Stanford students returning home from war,’ was hosted by the Stanford Storytelling Project. These are some of their stories. Anne Hsieh: Captain Anne Hsieh M.A. J.D. ’12 serves as a military lawyer. She has completed missions in Thailand, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Iraq and Afghanistan…”more

Stanford campus to honor its past and present veterans

By Kathleen J. Sullivan
Stanford Report
November 8, 2012

“On Sunday – Veterans Day – the Stanford Storytelling Project is hosting an evening of personal stories, music, letters and conversation with six Stanford student veterans who recently returned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Stanford veterans and some of their family members will come together for a single special event, “Voices from the Front: Stanford Students Returning Home from War,” to share what they have experienced and learned, both about war and about the journey home…”more

‘This American Life’s’ Ira Glass shares storytelling insights

By Robin Wander
Stanford Arts
November 7, 2012

“Most college-age students were just wee toddlers when This American Life was born on the radio in 1995. Thus, many grew up listening as their parents listened to host Ira Glass and his quirky contributors – David Sedaris, Sarah Vowell and David Rakoff, to name a few – delight in the ordinary and find poignancy in the everyday. For many, Glass is an American treasure. On Sunday, Nov. 4, 600 students and fans had the opportunity to see the man behind the voice…”more

Ira Glass on storytelling, humor

By Brendan O’Byrne
The Stanford Daily
November 5, 2012

“‘Radio is your most visual medium,’ radio host Ira Glass told a full CEMEX Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. He paused for several moments as the audience remained quiet. ‘That’s not actually true, but if you say it in a certain tone of voice…’ Glass is the host of ‘This American Life (TAL),’ a critically acclaimed weekly public radio show with around 1.7 million listeners. The show uses the power of storytelling to focus listeners on the emotional moments that traditional reporting often overlooks…”more

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

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

Salt in My Soul: The Memoir of Mallory Smith

By Christy Hartman
May 23, 2019
SCOPE, Stanford Medicine

Cystic fibrosis took Mallory Smith’s life, but her memoir lives on. For more than ten years, Mallory recorded her thoughts and observations about struggles and feelings too personal to share during her life, leaving instructions for her mother to publish her work posthumously. more