Storytelling Institute


The Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact 

Together we are creating stories and sharing them. Passion Works Studio is an experiential learning space that invites Ohio University students to explore and discover. With support and encouragement from the Storytelling Institute we have shared our mission through video production, catalogs, Turn it Gold events, installations, and presentations. 

The Storytelling Institute’s mission is two-fold: (1) to create and tell stories that have social relevance and impact; and, (2) to research all aspects of storytelling from inception, delivery through diverse means, and personal and public reactions to stories. The Storytelling Institute combines the practical art of storytelling with the academic study of narrative activity. It fosters traditional forms of storytelling and also envisions and navigates the future of storytelling in the rapidly changing digital age.