Honing The Fine Art Of Storytelling

Mar 19, 2019

Everyone has interesting things happen to them - at least once in a while - but not everyone knows how to tell a good story about their experiences. Susanne Schmidt is someone who does. She's a storyteller and regional producer of The Moth, which puts on storytelling events across the country.

The best of those stories sometimes end up on The Moth Radio Hour, which airs Saturday afternoons at 3 p.m. and Mondays at 9 p.m. on VPR.

Part of Schmidt's job is coaching ordinary people to become extraordinary storytellers. That means what to include, and maybe even more importantly, what to leave out.

She shared the finer points of storytelling with Vermont Edition.

Burlington's Moth GrandSLAM will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.