Category: Press

Penelope’s Stars

Thanks to Shannon Turner (blogger/storyteller/creative director of StoryMuse) for asking me about my tattoo over dinner one night in Kansas City where we were both attending the National Storytelling Network‘s annual conference. Of course I told her the story and she turned it into a

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Upcoming Collaboration: Breast Cancer Stories

David Fitzsimmons, in his column in the Arizona Daily Star, muses about our upcoming collaboration in September (date TBA). Our working title is “Thanks for the Mammaries: An Evening of Storytelling in Support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.”

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Creating Connections, One Story at at Time

Once a week I meet up with four friends and we walk a mile along a dry-river path to a coffee shop where we sip beverages, eat bagels and gab. Our ages range from late fifties to early eighties—we have

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Interview on KXCI

Penelope talks about Odyssey Storytelling and her book, The Radical Act of Community Storytelling, with hosts Aspen Green and Kathy Harris on their show, Broad Perspectives, on KXCI Community Radio, 91.3 FM Tucson. March 19, 2017.

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Arizona Spotlight Interview

Penelope is interviewed by Mark McLemore on Arizona Spotlight on March 17, 2017. They talk about the origins of Odyssey Storytelling, the need for community storytelling and her book,  (The interview starts at 4:36.)

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Story for Life in Tucson Weekly

“Telling stories is something people need to do,” says Starr, whose book The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events is being launched this summer. “It’s a grassroots thing. It’s a small but radical act. It’s radical

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Arizona Daily Star Feature Story

July 24, 2016 The Arizona Daily Star featured community storytelling  in an article by Danyelle Khmara (photo Sydney Richardson.) They say, “Tucson storytelling groups build empathy, community” Read “She Has the Floor” HERE.  

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Family Legacy interview

July 13, 2016 Penelope is interviewed by Steve Pender, personal historian and video biographer, from Family Legacy Video. He says, “Getting access to captivating stories and storytellers is growing easier, due to the proliferation of live, storytelling events. ”Listen to

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