Even though the sun's up, we've got stars in our eyes this morning on Northland Morning.

We'll start with a story from our AMPERS partner station, KOJB, about the importance of the stars.

You can listen to the story again here.

Leah Lemm at our Ampers partner station Northern Community Radio follows storyteller Rose Arrowsmith Decoux to a 2nd grade classroom in Grand Marais.  Arrowsmith is a writer and storyteller and here, shares her journey as a storyteller and her path to Grand Marais where she is an instructor at North House Folk School.

Rose Arrowsmith Decoux

Beehive Collective

Beehive Design Collective have brought their art, storytelling and presentations to classrooms, coffee shops, colleges, conferences and this Wednesday, to Prøve Gallery in Duluth. 

Gag Me With A Spoon/Facebook

Adeline Wright says we lead "highly curated lives" these days. The creative force behind the "Gag Me With A Spoon" storyshare events says we spend a lot of time and energy carefully crafting our social media presence and, in her words, "editing out our humanity."

So why, if we want everyone to embrace our perfection on Facebook or Instagram, do the best stories - and the events where we can share them - come from our imperfections?

Fred Guillory (via Flickr, modified)

  We talk with Katie Van Wert, an Assistant Professor of English at UMD, about the UMD-Duluth Storytelling Project.  The project is a collaborative creative writing initiative that matches UMD writing students with adults who have disabilities resulting from cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injuries. Working together, they create either fiction or nonfiction works that are then compiled into an anthology. 

On this episode of Ojibwe Stories: Gaganoonididaa, host Erik Redix has a conversation with Dan Jones about his life growing up in Ontario, his family, and the practices of traditional storytelling.


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Dan Jones is from the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation in Ontario and is an Anishinaabemowin ("Ojibwe language") teacher at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minnesota.

Women's Words on December 28, 2014 featured Lise Lunge-Larsen of Duluth reading and excerpt from her children's book, The Hidden Folk: Stories of Fairies, Dwarves, Selkies, and Other Secret Beings.

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