Vanadia

About Me (and my work)

David speaking and teaching.
Sharing, teaching, talking, and telling.

Hi, I’m David—a writer, storyteller, consultant, and teacher. After witnessing the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001, I quit the rat race and set out to just be happy. I now spend my time teaching Tai Chi classes, keeping fit, writing, and storytelling.

Since 1995, I have performed original stories in the United States and abroad at schools, bars, coffeehouses, clubs and festivals including the Digital Storytelling Festival and the Yukon International Storytelling Festival. I’ve also presented and/or offered classes and workshops at companies, colleges and conferences.

As a narrative practitioner, I employ an interdisciplinary approach to storytelling that incorporates writing, performing, teaching, organizing live events, collecting folklore, documentation, and facilitating narrative environments. I call this approach Applied Narrative because it draws no lines between the lessons of a classroom, the fun of a game space, and the magic of a storytelling experience.

I am available for freelance writing assignments, generating creative content, training, consulting, and speaking. Contact me.

David Vanadia led a storytelling workshop at our English-language training school. His workshop was of great value to the students and it was enthusiastically attended. I think that all of the students improved their ability to tell stories in English and also freed up their imaginations and minds. I would recommend his classes not only for their value in improving foreign language skills, but also for improving general communication skills. Sarah Jane Bitter Web International, Hangzhou, China
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