Kate Farrell, author Story Power, has written a new blog post on her new Armchair Travels writers series.

“Storytelling for the Armchair Traveler” with Kate Farrell, Lisa Alpine, and Mary Mackey.

Learn to share your adventures with friends and family through well-crafted stories, better than a slide show. Interactive session, with prompts, writing, and storytelling.

Lisa Alpine and Mary Mackey are brilliant contributors to the book, Story Power, sharing their exciting and hilarious adventure travel stories.

Lisa Alpine

Lisa Alpine is a renowned dance teacher, travel writer, and author of Dance Life: Movin’ & Groovin’ Around the GlobeWild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman and Exotic Life: Travel Tales of an Adventurous Woman. Her award-winning, dynamically delicious stories grace the pages of many anthologies, including Travelers’ Tales Best Travel Writing.

When not wrestling with words, exploring the ecstatic realms of dance, swimming with sea creatures, or waiting for a flight, Lisa divides her time between Mill Valley, California and the Big Island of Hawai’i, where Pele’s lava licks at the edges of her writing retreat. Read her timely posts about travel, dance, writing, culture, and inspiration.

Mary Mackey

Mary Mackey became a writer by running high fevers, tramping through tropical jungles, dodging machine gun fire, being swarmed by army ants, making catastrophic decisions about men, and reading.
Her published works consist of fourteen novels including The Village of Bones, which won a 2018 CIIS Women’s Spirituality Book Award from the Department of Diversity and Inclusion; The Year The Horses Came; and A Grand Passion, which was translated into 12 foreign languages and made The New York Times and San Francisco Chronicle best seller lists.

Mackey is also the author of eight collections of poetry including Sugar Zone, which won the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award; and The Jaguars That Prowl Our Dreams, which won the 2019 Eric Hoffer Award for the Best Book Published by a Small Press.

Kate Farrell is a storyteller, author, librarian, and founder of the Word Weaving Storytelling Project. She has published numerous educational materials on storytelling. She has contributed to and edited award-winning anthologies of personal narrative. SF Senior Beat article about Kate’s adventures as a teacher/storyteller in San Francicso and how her Word Weaving project began.


Story Power by Kate Farrell

Story power

Secrets to Creating, Crafting, and Telling Memorable Stories

Stories are everywhere. The art of storytelling has been around as long as humans have. And in today’s noisy, techy, automated world, storytelling is not only prevalent—it’s vital. Whether you’re interested in enlivening conversation, building your business brand, sharing family wisdom, or performing on stage, Story Power will show you how to make use of a good story.

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