Written Stories




Why Use Written Stories

Easy to gather--people can do they on their own

Accessible to many

Letters-to-self-to-town-to-world can deepen bonds with community

Easy to extract meaning and information

Honors traditions of stories



Publishing and Sharing

Community Newsletter or Special Storytelling Newsletter

Local newspapers

Website/blog/wiki: Example from Placeography

Community Almanac

Forum: Example from Highlands Forum

Community displays: bulletin boards, etc.

Contests: Calendar stories, essays, postcard

Self-published books:  lulu, scrapblog and others

In combination with visual media, Example from Stories of the Land

Public readings


Letters to the Town Stories