Branches, Trunk & Roots
In 2005, we pulled up our roots from Spring Grove and moved to Dominican University; housed indoors from the brutal summer heat. The trees are with us in memory and have come to stand for our commitment to the roots, trunk and branches of storytelling.
Illinois is also well-forested with Guilds and organizations a plenty! These communities support Storytellers in the learning, practicing and sharing of stories. We imagine these groups as a trunk that holds Storytellers up.
From seed to old oak, Illinois has been a not-for-profit, run by members, grants and donors. Like the roots that draw nourishment from the earth, the financial support of devoted storytellers, story listeners and arts funding nourishes us root to leaf.