Get Some Storytelling Tips from Jerry Apps

Fulcrum Publishing announces the release of Telling Your Story: Preserve Your History Through Storytelling by Jerry Apps.

A renowned author and veteran storyteller, Apps believes that storytelling is the key to maintaining our humanity, fostering connection, and preserving our common history. In Telling Your Story, he offers tips for people who are interested in telling their own stories. Readers will learn how to choose stories from their memories, how to journal, and find tips for writing and oral storytelling as well as his seasoned tips on speaking to a live radio or TV audience. Telling Your Story reveals how Jerry weaves together his stories and teaches how to transform experiences into cherished tales. Along the way, readers will learn about the value of storytelling and how this skill ties generations together, preserves local history, and more.

Apps taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 38 years. He has taught creative writing workshops, with an emphasis on telling stories, for 45 years. He is currently a full-time writer and part-time teacher and public speaker. For more information visit

Apps will lead a writing workshop titled “Writing From Your Life” at The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay on Aug. 12, 9 am – 4 pm. Register for the workshop at

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