“I began as a child fibber but soon discovered that I was less interested in telling lies than I was in improving the truth."
Recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s Lifetime Achievement award, Loren has spent forty years as a professional storyteller creating, collecting, directing, performing and teaching stories about what matters to audiences of all ages in urban and rural settings. Storytelling is also at the core of his work as a community organizer, public policy advocate and consultant working with marginalized communities and non-profit groups to articulate their dreams, build their capacity and resolve their conflicts.
He is the author of The New Book of Plots on the uses of narrative in shaping meaningful stories and the co-author, with Elizabeth Ellis, of Inviting the Wolf In: Thinking About Difficult Stories, the critically acclaimed text on the value and necessity of telling the stories that are hard to speak and uncomfortable to hear.
Loren performs in Story Slams, corporate events, house concerts as well as solo and partnered work with Howard Lieberman at Fringe Festivals around the country. He teaches workshops on storytelling and effective messaging for mission, brand or engagement and coaches storytellers and solo performers on shaping their stories as well as lawyers and executives on sharpening their presentation skills.
Contact him at: 651-271-6349 or firstname.lastname@example.org