Story Catching

Story Catching by KEVIN CORDI on FEBRUARY 19, 2011 (In honor of the Oral History Institute at Kenyon College) To grasp, hold, secure, never let go, reach out to reach in stories fly around the world, city, neighborhood, front door fast, furious, sometimes deliberate but you stand at the ready, equip with tools to ask, ponder, inquire, wonder, to spark curiosity To ask again, to listen more, to be there When the story flies. To be there when it lands, to make sure it arrives

Are you story gathering? Here are some tips to help.

Story Gathering Assistance Sheet June 2017 In order to assist you in recollecting stories, I have prepared this Story Gathering Assistant Sheet to guide you. Create a mindset of awareness for story. What this means is to be open to the idea of story. The best stories arrive when we don’t force them, but instead, relax into them. Don’t see this as a chore, but instead of an invitation to discover or revisit. Think of two or three episodes about the person or subject. Inste