Actress, writer, mother and newcomer to the Oral Fixation stage.
Erin Ryan Burdette earned her BFA in Theater (SMU) and MFA at UCSD’s Professional Actor Training Program. As freelance writer, she has written for The Dallas Morning News, various magazines, and literary journals. She is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Prize for Literary Excellence. Read more
Do you ever wonder how it all works? What possesses someone to submit a true, personal story? What is the editing process like for the storytellers? For the editor? Here’s your chance to find out a little more about the inner workings of the show. We talked to some of the Oral Fixation folks- namely, the storytellers and founder, Nicole Stewart- and got the inside scoop on Oral Fixation’s most recent show, “Under the Gun!” Read more
If you haven’t been subject to the recent bombardment of poetry, posts, articles or Tweets, you may not have realized that April is National Poetry Month!
Firstly, what IS National Poetry Month, and where did it come from?
It is a month-long, national celebration of poetry that was established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. So, the concept is to dedicate the entire month of April to the recognition and celebration of great American poets and their work. Teachers and education professionals across the country are celebrating by integrating poetry into learning experiences. Bookstores are featuring and promoting higher sales of poetry books, the media is promoting poets and poetry regularly and the general public is encouraged to indulge in as much poetry as possible.
What compels us to jot down a note documenting that moment with the check-out guy at the grocery store? Or those seconds of taking in the air of a new apartment, city or country? What exactly do we seek to remember? Read more
1. to miss out (on something); to be ignorant (of something).
2. to have made an error; to be wrong.
3. to be too late to get something that you want
We are looking for stories of missed opportunities and major mistakes. Tell us about a time you missed out on true love or the job of your dreams or an important flight. Or maybe you actually missed a boat! Ever been on a cruise ship that left you at the port? Ever walked away from something/someone great by mistake? Ever been late to something that later changed your life? We want to know about it for Miss the Boat coming up in April!
Lover of violins, UFOs and newcomer to the Oral Fixation stage.
Rozie DeLoach runs a violin shop in Richardson, but has never learned to play. She loves conspiracy theories dearly, and plans to one day write The Most Epic UFO Story Ever. Her husband Brandon is a graphic designer, and helps keep Rozie grounded in reality. Read more
Lover of the sounds of keys tapping on a keyboard, thunderstorms and newcomer to the Oral Fixation stage.
Karen Soltero is writing a memoir on sibling loss called Me Without You. She pens a blog (www.thebrunettechronicles.com) and had the honor of attending the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference. Karen co-owns Crowbar Cardio in Dallas. She volunteers for the Brady Campaign (Gun Violence Prevention) and Compassionate Friends, a bereaved parent and sibling organization. Read more
“A few years ago, I started thinking about an entirely new way to tell a story, far different from traditional TV. I didn’t just want to talk about ‘saving the world’ in fiction, I wanted to create a narrative that spilled out into the streets.”
We LOVE a good story, so naturally we were intrigued when we read about Conspiracy for Good’s Social Benefit Storytelling. Tim Kring, creator of the hit television show “Heroes,” had a pretty radical idea to do storytelling differently than he had ever done before. Thus, the birth of this pilot-project: Social Benefit Storytelling. Essentially it is an interactive story that empowers its audience to take real-life action and create positive change in the world. They began in 2010 with the “London Experience.”
This is a remarkable method of merging philanthropy and storytelling. Social Benefit Storytelling effectively uses technology to gather and commission people to become directly involved with a cause through a story. We hope the Conspiracy for Good keeps creating these incredible stories and making a positive change in the world.
Check out the Conspiracy for Good’s video recap on the London Experience!