Stories of our Graduates: Pia Alliende – 2023 Certificate in Community Storytelling Training

Pia is a school librarian whose profession would point toward her love of story. But Pia’s love of storytelling started when she was just a girl in Chile and her dad was her library. “When I was a kid, my dad was an amazing storyteller.” Pia reflected. “We didn’t have [...]

Stories of our Graduates: Amna Burki – 2022 Certificate in Community Storytelling: Online

Amna Burki joined The Certificate in Community Storytelling Training Online in 2022 from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada. “I guess I should just start by saying that I grew up in Pakistan to parents who were refugees from India during the Partition when the British left India, and the subcontinent partitioned [...]

The Miracle of Community: Reflections on 2024 Community Storytelling Training

On the edge of the Columbia Gorge forty-one strangers from fourteen states gathered to learn the skills and sensibilities of community-building. Together we sat in a large circle. Together we learned how to listen, how to speak, how to breathe, how to laugh, how to name difficult truths, how to [...]

Stories of our Graduates: Andrew Fraser – 2023 Certificate in Community Storytelling: Online

“My love for storytelling began as a child,” Andrew Fraser remembered. Andrew is a world traveler, a yoga teacher, and currently director of a rock climbing gym called Movement Climbing and Fitness in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his life, Andrew can point to moments where stories changed him. From being [...]

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