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16 March 2011

World Storytelling Day & Helping Japan

March 20th is World Storytelling Day. Storytelling organisations all over the world are encouraging people to tell stories and get out to listen to other storytellers tell theirs.

Michael Margolis at Get Storied is sponsoring a crowd-sources storytelling event. He's asking that you create a 3-minute video of yourself telling a personal story that touches on this year's theme of 'Water'. To get all the details, go to www.worldstorytellingday.org. For every video submitted, Get Storied will donate $1 to Mercy Corps who are assisting with the Japanese survivors of the earthquake and tsunami.

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