Welcome to Story Made!
Updated: Jan 31, 2022
There are moments that cry out to be fulfilled.
Like, telling someone you love them.
Or giving your money away, all of it.
Your heart is beating, isn’t it?
You’re not in chains, are you?
There is nothing more pathetic than caution
when headlong might save a life,
even, possibly, your own.
Mary Oliver ‘Felicity’ 2016
Story Made is a project exploring how stories make a difference in our lives. It is an interview podcast and a wandering recording station. It is a celebration of books, music, film, and oral traditions. It is a community and a movement. Or, at least, we hope it will be—with your help.
Inspired by the awesome influence of stories in my own life and relationships formed through them, I'll be on the road to communities across the country collecting testimonials about the power of story. So follow along and, if I'm in your community, come break bread and share the stories that have made your life better. If you want Story Made to come to your town, connect us with your local public library, indie bookshop, historical museums, or any place dedicated to using stories for good.
First Up: City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, North Carolina.