Often called the "Dean of American Storytelling," Gioia Timpanelli is both master and scholar of the ancient art of telling stories. In this talk, she discusses the nature and importance of the improvisational telling of ancient and modern stories.
Timpanelli won two Emmy Awards for her PBS series on storytelling, "Stories from My House." She has also received the prestigious Women's National Book Association Award for bringing the oral tradition to the American public and recently the Maharishi Award for "promoting world harmony wherever she goes by enlivening within the listener that field of pure consciousness that is the source of all stories." Her radio series "Told and Retold" is currently on both PRX and NPR's ContentDepot.