Storytelling: The Oral Tradition Working Its Magic

In a prison, in a parish, a public school, or a pastoral care encounter, a story well told can touch, motivate, educate and heal. The ancient art of Storytelling – be it folktale, myth, or sacred story – remains a vibrant means of connecting us, one to another, even in the most unlikely of circumstances. Joanne will tell some tales about how it’s done, why it works, and the good that comes after “Once upon a Time…”


Joanne Epply-Schmidt is an Episcopal priest serving at Trinity Church, Princeton, NJ, USA, focusing on family ministries and justice issues. In addition to serving as a parish priest, university chaplain, Diocesan interim-supply priest, Joanne has worked non-parochially for 18 years performing and teaching storytelling in schools, seminaries, diocesan continuing education programs, adult prisons, re-entry programs, juvenile justice system, as well as retreat centres and parishes in the US and Canada.

Joanne will offer a public lecture at Christ Church Cathedral at 7pm on Friday, January 26.
Admission by donation (suggested amount $10).
No registration needed.