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Bridging Differences Workshop

July 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am


Israeli-Born Storyteller Noa Baum to offer “Bridging Differences” Workshop at International Storytelling Center


(Jonesborough, Tenn)— The International Storytelling Center (ISC) is proud to welcome award-winning storyteller, educator, and international speaker, Noa Baum, to Storytelling Live!, ISC’s Teller-In-Residence program. In addition to daily matinee performances, Baum will host a workshop titled Beyond Labels: Bridging Differences through Storytelling on Thursday, July 11, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Beneficial for people from all professions and backgrounds, Baum’s workshop gives direct guidance on how stories can break through stereotypes and labels, lead to compassion and change, and be an effective tool to open dialogue and foster peace and tolerance in our communities. Attendees will learn techniques to deepen listening skills, build community, and make connections with others. The workshop is especially relevant for those working in non-profits, ministry, and education.

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Baum draws from diverse cultures and uses her own Jewish heritage and personal experience to focus on the power of stories to heal across the divides of identity and build bridges for peace. Her work is praised as highlighting our similarities, celebrating our differences, and encouraging curiosity, awareness, and acceptance. Her diverse audiences include the World Bank, Smithsonian Associates, AARP, and The Mayo Clinic.  The Washington Post writes, “Noa Baum spreads cultural truth that eclipse geopolitical boundaries…her stories transcend their roots.”

Workshop cost is $30. To register, or for more information about Storytelling Live!, including the full 2019 line-up, visit www.storytellingcenter.net or call (800) 952-8392.  The International Storytelling Center is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.


The premier sponsor of Storytelling Live! is Ballad Health. Additional program funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Niswonger Foundation, Eastman Credit Union, the Mooneyhan Family Foundation, and Food City. Media sponsors include News 5-WCYB, FOX Tri-Cities, Tri-Cities CW, Johnson City Press, Kingsport Times-News, Herald & Tribune, and Cumulus Media.




July 11, 2019
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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International Storytelling Center
116 W. Main St
Jonesborough, TN 37659 United States
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