Penelope Starr
Writer . Producer . Facilitator

Author of The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events
Part memoir, part how-to and part advocacy for the democratic structure of community storytelling. You can buy a book or ebook here.

Visit my Events page for upcoming readings and workshops.


The Radical Act is reviewed in the Arizona Daily Star by Helen Woodhams. You can read the nice things she said here.

Thanks to Jo Radner for her short and sweet review of The Radical Act in the current issue of Storytelling Magazine. You can read it here.

Pat Bean wrote a lovely article about The Radical Act of Community Storytelling for the December 2017 Story Circle Journal. You can read it here.

My essay, Kitchen Confidential, is included in the new anthology, Inside and Out: Women’s Truths, Women’s Stories. See more about it here.

Adam Hostetter says Go buy Penelope’s book! on this review on his blog, Quantum Mennonite. You can read it here.

Thanks to Shannon Turner (blogger/storyteller/creative director of StoryMuse) for asking me about my tattoo. You can read her post and hear the interview here: Penelope’s Stars 

Listen to the interview with Mark McLemore of Arizona Illustrated, Arizona Public Media, on March 17, 2017 (interview starts at 4:36.)

Aspen Green and Kathy Harris interviewed Penelope on Broad Perspectives, KXCI Community Radio, 91.3 FM Tucson, on March 19, 2017. Listen here.