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From the winner of the 2014 Regional Emmy Award for A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps Jerry Apps, renowned author and veteran storyteller, believes that storytelling is the key to maintaining our humanity, fostering connection, and preserving our common history. In Telling Your Story, he offers tips for people who are interested in telling their own stories. Readers will learn how to choose stories from their memories, how to journal, and find tips for writing and oral storytelling as well as Jerry's seasoned tips on speaking to a live radio or TV audience. Telling Your Story reveals how Jerry weaves together his stories and teaches how to transform experiences into cherished tales. Along the way, readers will learn about the value of storytelling and how this skill ties generations together, preserves local history, and much more.


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Telling Your Story

  • Jerry Apps taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 38 years. He has taught creative writing workshops, with an emphasis on telling stories, for 45 years. Apps is a full-time writer and part-time teacher and public speaker. He recently completed three hour-long television documentaries, all featuring storytelling, that PBS stations across the nation have aired. He is currently working on a fourth documentary. Connect with him on

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