New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance

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Jonathan Cummings

Jonathan Cummings, NHSA storytellerJonathan Cummings grew up fascinated by trickster tales, indigenous stories, and the power of myth. To Jonathan, as stated by Brandon Sanderson, “The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”

Jonathan gets his audience thinking in two ways. His adventure - and more often misadventure - tales explore nature, survival, and human interactions from his wanderings to out of the way places in New England and beyond, while his retelling of Native American stories often ask audiences to explore a different way of imaging, experiencing, and interacting with the world. These stories often draw on Jonathan’s experience listening to WolfSong, the late Abenaki storyteller.