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The Hartford Courant’s Christopher Arnott was kind enough to include me in his piece, The Nine Muses Of Summer In Connecticut: A Divine Arts Preview. He writes: “The muse of storytelling in Connecticut is Matthew Dicks, a Moth StorySLAM champion and bestselling author who’s taught many of the top storytellers in the state. Dicks is…

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My classroom was painted last summer, so for the first time in a long time, I had to pack up certain items that I had not moved in a very long time. This basket was one of those items. As I was placing it into a box, it occurred to me that this plastic basket…

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There are few things in this world more annoying than a New Yorker (or former New Yorker) who talks about the way they say “waiting on line” instead of “in line” like it’s some kind of badge of honor.

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Looking to learn more about storytelling? Take a double deep dive into storytelling in 2019: If you want to learn about storytelling and have an opportunity to practice, I’ll be teaching weekend-long beginners and advanced storytelling workshops at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Heath this fall in Stockbridge, MA. Two full weekends of storytelling, yoga,…

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Six days after we nearly lost him, Pluto is finally home. His brother, Tobi, apparently doesn’t recognize him because all he does is hiss at him constantly. A combination of the shaved backside, the cone, the absent penis, and the myriad of new smells have the poor guy confused, but hopefully he’ll come around soon.…

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While playing golf, one of my friends explained that years ago, when he and his friends played golf together, they had a rule: If you don’t hit your tee shot past the lady’s tees, you have to play with a pink ball for the rest of the round. “That wouldn’t be consider very woke by…

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About 18 months ago, when Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling, was landing in bookstores, a reader suggested that I trademark the name “Homework for Life” and the process that it describes. If you’re not familiar with Homework for Life, you read chapter 3 of Storyworthy or watch…

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I’m running on the treadmill on Saturday morning when the phone rings. It’s Elysha. “Matt, come home now. It’s Pluto.” Pluto, our almost three year-old cat, had been acting strange for quite a while. For almost a month, he had been peeing in the bathtub and alongside the bathroom sink. But our vet had determined…

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On episode #55 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling! In our follow up segment, we discuss some exciting news from the world of the parent and trademark office and from a recent Moth StorySLAM. We also hear from a listener who identifies an unfortunate verbal tic that Matt must…

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