The International Storytelling Center has asked a bankruptcy judge for permission to
alter or annal nullify their contract with the National Storytelling Network.
This is a very personal moment for me – I am invested in the success of both these organizations. I am an active member of NSN and I believe that the ISC is essential for the success of the American storytelling revival. So who do I side with? I side with both organizations – being that I love them both – I am a child of two parents – long divorced – who are quarreling over money while the riches of the worlds drift through their fingers.
I know that many of you are mad at the ISC – I ask you to practice the better part of your nature and forgive… buy your tickets NOW to next years festival – I did – help this Jewel in the Crown of American Storytelling continue… I also ask the board members of NSN to defend NSN’s right to control the National Storytelling Festival and to negotiate with ISC as co-owners of the brand, name and event for the good of both organizations. Clearly no one wants to see ISC go down or NSN stripped of needed funding from the festival that represents members investment in the long term heath of the national storytelling festival.
A few articles on the fiscal history and current events with the ISC is below…
and an interesting rumor of returning to a really old model of the wealthy supporting the arts – yes!
more on the White horse…
The Rescuing Prince on the White Horse may not be so perfect… read a little bit on George Shinn’s Wikipedia entry.
But this article gives a great overview of how George Shinn may have matured and learned from his past mistakes…
Most recent update – http://www.heraldandtribune.com/Detail.php?Cat=HOMEPAGE&ID=59432
All the Best
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