This weekend I had the honor of giving a graduate student class at the Bronx Zoo about how biomimicry and storytelling can inform social change. One of the students asked about storytelling resources I recommend and I thought I would share my go-to resources here with you:
Storyteller and Mythologist John Bucher John Bucher is my close personal friend and writing mentor. He’s a phenomenal storyteller and he has a lot of resources on his website, a newsletter, a podcast, and several books on the art of storytelling. He’s had an enormous impact on my work and life. https://www.tellingabetterstory.com/
Story Gatherings Story Gatherings is a community I belong to. They have a conference about storytelling every year that happens online and in-person in Nashville. https://storygatherings.com/
The short of it:
Writer. Health, education, and art advocate. Theater and film producer. Visual artist. Product geek. Proud alumnae of the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (MBA). Inspired by ancient wisdom & modern tech. Proliferator of goodness. Opener of doors. Friend to animals. Fan of creative work in all its wondrous forms. I use my business skills to create passion projects that build a better world. I’ve been called the happiest New Yorker, and I try hard to live up to that title every day.
The long of it:
My career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, entertainment, technology, and financial services. I’ve been a product developer and product manager, theater manager, strategic consultant, marketer, voice over artist, , teacher, and fundraiser. I use my business and storytelling to support and sustain passion projects that build a better world. In every experience, I’ve used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, programs, and events.
While building a business career, I also built a strong portfolio as a journalist, novelist, freelance writer, interviewer, presenter, and public speaker. My writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, PBS.org, Boston.com, Royal Media Partners publications, and The Motley Fool on a wide range of topics including business, technology, science, health, education, culture, and lifestyle. I have also been an invited speaker at SXSW, Teach for America, Avon headquarters, Games for Change, NYU, Columbia University, Hunter College, and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The first book in my young adult book series, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, was acquired by a publisher and launched in November 2017. I’m currently working on the second book in the series.
A recovering multi-tasker, I’m equally at home in front of my Mac, on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I also cut up small bits of paper and put them back together as a collage artist.
I’m bringing together all of my business and creative career paths as the Founder of Double or Nothing Media:
• I craft products, programs, and projects that make a difference;
• I build the business plans that make what I craft financially sustainable;
• I tell the stories that matter about the people, places, and products that inspire me.
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On Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 10:58 AM Christa Avampato wrote:
> Christa Avampato posted: ” Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling This weekend I > had the honor of giving a graduate student class at the Bronx Zoo about how > biomimicry and storytelling can inform social change. One of the students > asked about storytelling resources I recommend and I ” >