Speciality: Classic Folktales & Shared Life Events
K. Sean Buvala has been engaged with storytelling and communication since 1986. He started his work by accidentally using active storytelling to convert a classroom of slightly (but comically) homicidal 8th-grade teenagers from angry kids to storytelling practitioners themselves. From then on, both the kids and Sean were sold on the influence of a great story. An author, speaker, trainer and performance artist, Sean describes the collection of stories in his head as “life and legend” representing the mix of stories from his experiences, myth and legend from many cultures, sacred stories and observations of shared life events. He is also the director and founder of Storyteller.net, a leading online resource for the oral storytelling tradition. He’s coached and trained hundreds of storytellers, but believes his wife and young-adult kids are the most important people he’ll ever know. He lives in the desert southwest in the Phoenix, Arizona area.