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Hillside Stories:


I hope everyone can join me next week for an evening of wonderful stories and amazing storytellers at Hillside. 


Ben enjoys Thyme Honey with Tahitian Vanilla tea by Yogi Teas (sadly, both are discontinued).

I am incredibly honored to announce that I will be the afternoon Keynote Speaker, October 4th, at the Creative Exchange Conference for The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. The afternoon will be filled with new stories and an interactive workshop: Objects Images and Stories created and facilitated by me from 3 to 5. I' hope you come out, enjoy the afternoon, participate in some incredible workshops, and see some amazing artwork by very talented artists!

“On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 9am-5pm, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will host the Creative Exchange Conference at the Cotuit Center for the Arts!

Featuring prominent speakers and panelists from on and off Cape, the conference will explore topics pertinent to the arts sector such as:

The Possibility of Public Art; How Rejection can make you a better artist; Plan the Work, Work the Plan – Strategic Planning; How Artists Help Build Equitable Empathetic Communities; The Power of Storytelling; and more.”



Objects Images and Stories is a fun introspective workshop that features new

stories and back stories from Ben Cunningham, and most importantly, your own

stories. This is an interactive workshop, talk lecture, and Storytelling event that

uses story as a way to connect people beyond the shared experience of being an

audience member listening to a performance on stage. Please bring a

photograph of yourself – either on your phone or printed – that tells a story.

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod | Creative Exchange.

Objects Images & Stories:

Creative Aging: Storytelling: Planting Seeds, Growing Community (Main)


A series of classes with instruction on Storytelling. A Garden of Stories is community based storytelling where older aduls learn how to tell personal stories and from their imaginations through sharing and connecting with their community. 

The 8-week course will occur every Tuesday 2pm-4pm, starting May 9 through June 27 

This will be an in-person program at the Main Library. Space is limited to 15 participants. Due to the popularity and to gain the most out of this program, we expect all participants to commit to all sessions in this 8-week course

About this event: ​ Join us for two FREE all-ages workshops with Ben Cunningham, professional storyteller. Facilitated by Ben, these two community workshops seek to foster a safe and supportive space for sharing stories; attend one or both workshops. Ben will discuss his work as a storyteller, share one of his stories, and help participants identify stories of their own. Participants are encouraged to bring an ordinary object or photo of themself in a group or setting to the workshop. Many photos and objects have more than one story, let's discover the stories behind these images and nostalgic artifacts. About Ben Cunningham ​ Ben Cunningham is an award-winning Storyteller and multidisciplinary artist who has performed on GBH’s Stories from The Stage, at The Philadelphia Book and Science Fair, The Ohio Storytelling and Literacy Festival, ICA Boston, The Norman Rockwell Museum and The Story Collider. Ben Cunningham is the 2021 winner of the 25th Annual Webby Awards in Virtual & Remote: Arts & Culture.  Ben is an associate member of the New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). Learn more about Ben's work here on his website: About the Jukebox Amplifier Series ​ The Jukebox Amplifier Series is a collection of free programs that seek to amplify the stories of local community members who have created their own platforms to share their stories. Each featured presenter uses a different mode of storytelling – comic books, video, and spoken word. All programs are free and will take place at Cambridge Foundry.  About Jukebox ​ Commissioned for the Cambridge Foundry through the City of Cambridge percent-for-art program by the Cambridge Arts Council, Jukebox is a participatory public art project that creates a centerpoint for gathering, listening, and sharing our stories. Learn more and listen to the Jukebox stories at

May 21, 2023:
Fugitive Stories @ Old Frog Pond Farm, Harvard MA

Photo B.Cunningham Storyteller 2023

Old Frog Pond Farm


I'm honored to be co-presenting with Cheryl Hamilton of Stellar Story Company at this incredible three-day forum hosted by Bunker Hill Community College with keynotes from Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and others. Cheryl  and I are addressing the power of storytelling and how to engage more men of color in the craft. The entire conference is focused on re-envisioning our institutions as spaces designed to empower men of color. Click to learn more.

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