Category Archive: Press

    Story District on Kojo Nnamdi

    October 29th, 2015 By Amy Saidman

    Monday Oct 19, 2015. Story District Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman recent appeared alongside a senior producer from the Moth to discuss storytelling on The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Read More

    Washington Post Magazine - The Education Issue

    February 16th, 2012 By Amy Saidman

    Enrichment classes don’t offer credit, but they can change lives

    By Lora Engdahl, Published: February 16, 2012

    When Vijai Nathan was in her early 20s, she took a class intended as a diversion from her life. Instead, it ended up diverting her life. It was the mid-1990s, and Nathan was working as a copy editor at the Baltimore Sun, engaged to be married and “really miserable.”  Read more...

    “SpeakeasyDC’s Storytelling Workshop” in Washington Post Express

    July 14th, 2009 By Amy Saidman

    Spin a Yarn: SpeakeasyDC's Stroytelling Workshop

    Written for Express by contributor Katie Knorovsky; Photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar for Express. Published on July 14, 2009

    PLENTY OF LOUDMOUTHS might think they spin a nice yarn — a long-winded uncle springs to mind — but the genuinely good storytellers are rare. And no matter how fascinating the fodder, a story is only as engaging as its teller. This inconvenient truth is to blame for many a glassy stare at family reunions and in boardroom meetings. Enter SpeakeasyDC, a storytelling organization that offers coaching and training for wannabe raconteurs.