It’s been an exciting month for the Story Warren community. Our first publication, The Green Ember by S.D. Smith, has been successfully launched and is now in full orbit. (If you don’t have it yet, you can order it here.) When the first copy arrives at your home, you’ll be holding a small piece of what will inevitably become Story Warren history. An artifact representing the birth of our publication division.
The Story Warren story continues to unfold.
Chapter 1: An Online Presence (launched June 2012)
Chapter 2: An In-Print Presence (Did I mention The Green Ember?)
Chapter 3: An In-Person Presence
Story Warren exists to serve you as you foster holy imagination in the children you love.
We hope to serve you in a number of different ways. Although an online presence has been our primary venue for connecting with you, we’d love nothing more than for families to turn off the computer in order read, play, explore, and create together. The Story Warren site serves as one tool in your parental toolbox. We’re excited to be adding a few more.
In the upcoming months, we look forward to connecting with many of you face-to-face. Our team is eager to serve you through teaching, training, and encouraging your local community. Last year, S.D. Smith and Zach Franzen spent an afternoon with several children exploring the role that illustration plays in serving story – complete with a chance for kids to have their art critiqued. Last June, our extended team (including Andrew Peterson and a number of allies) spent the day with 200 kids and their families from 12 different states at Inkwell, our first conference.
On Thursday, November 20th, Story Warren is pleased to present Jonathan Rogers: How Stories do Their Work on Us, in Charlotte, NC. Jonathan is an esteemed author and teacher from Nashville, TN. Through his teaching, speaking, and creating books filled with colorful characters and swampy shenanigans, he spends his days living out the mission of Story Warren.
Who should attend Jonathan’s talk?
- Book-lover wannabes
- Anyone who wants to hear more about how stories – from the parables of Jesus to the grand quests of Tolkien – stir and grow our souls.
(Children are welcome, but the talk will be geared toward adults.)
Sign up now to reserve your seat. You can do that HERE.
The following Saturday morning, he’ll be conducting a writing seminar: From Memory to Story, in Charlotte. You can learn more about that and register HERE.
Stay tuned to hear more about upcoming Story Warren live events. Among the topics our team can address are: illustration and writing workshops, talks for parents about finding great books and building a home library, author visits, and just about any other topic found on the Story Warren site. If you have a desire to bring Story Warren to your community, please let us know, and we’ll do our best to make it happen.
We’re on your side.