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Matthew Dicks

Author - Storyteller - Teacher - Other Things

Making Stories Come Alive

Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author, columnist, blogger, podcaster, playwright, and teacher.  A 45-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 6-time Moth GrandSLAM champion, Matthew teaches storytelling and public speaking to individuals, corporations, universities, religious institutions, and school districts around the world. He consults with advertising agencies, documentarians, filmmakers, writers, and more. In his spare time, he is also a wedding DJ, minister and life coach.

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Acclaimed Author

Matthew Dicks is the internationally best-selling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, and Twenty-One Truths About Love as well as the nonfiction title Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling, and the upcoming The Other Mother and Cardboard Knight.  

His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide.  Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend was the 2014 Dolly Gray Award winner and was a finalist for the 2017 Nutmeg Award.

Speak Up, Public Speaker, Podcasting

Speak Up

Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization co-founded by Matthew and Elysha Dicks. We produce storytelling shows throughout New England, teach workshops, and partner with corporations, nonprofits, religious institutions, schools, and universities to help people find and tell their best stories. We also produce a weekly podcast entitled Speak Up Storytelling.


I deliver keynote addresses, commencement speeches, and inspirational talks. I conduct author visits to schools and universities and host storytelling events around the world. I tell personal stories. I perform stand-up comedy. I speak on the topics of education, writing, storytelling, personal productivity, time management, personal growth, and much more.


My wife, Elysha, and I produce and host Speak Up Storytelling, a podcast to help you find and tell your best stories.

I also host, co-host and appear as a guest on a series of podcasts covering storytelling, gender, pop culture, politics and more.  To learn more about these podcasts or listen to some of the recent episodes click here.


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