Author Interview Series

Live on ZOOM, through interviews and audience Q and A, we will explore together writers’ insights into the unique and powerful relationship between storytelling and healing. Through discussions with a wide array of authors from different disciplines and perspectives, we will deepen our understanding of what healing means, how it functions, and how storytelling can play a central role in the healing process.


When Storytellers Write about Healing
An Interview with Laura Simms hosted by Jim Brulé


Wednesday July 31st
7:00pm-8:30 pm EDT
Admission $15


Join us for the first event in a new Healing Story Alliance series where authors are interviewed about their writing processes and the healing power of storytelling. Storytelling, unique among all narrative arts, engages listeners in a profound way, deepening our understanding of what healing means and how it functions.

In this initial session, Jim Brulé will interview noted storyteller and author Laura Simms about her book, “Our Secret Territory: The Essence of Storytelling.”

Laura will share the inspirations and experiences that shaped her book, offering valuable insights into storytelling as a transformative and healing art. The conversation will explore the depths of creativity, the connection between storyteller and audience, and the therapeutic impact of sharing stories.

Audience participation is encouraged, with opportunities to ask questions and share observations inspired by Laura’s work and the interview.

This event benefits The Healing Storytelling Alliance, dedicated to promoting healing through the art of storytelling, and sets the stage for HSA’s second interview event on August 21st, where Laura Simms will interview Jim Brulé about his book, “Stories of the Heart: Journey into Dying and Living,” continuing the exploration of storytelling’s profound impact.

While it will not be necessary to read Laura’s book in advance, copies may be obtained on Amazon. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with a talented storyteller and discover the healing potential of stories. To learn more about Laura Simms, visit LauraSimms.com


When Storytellers Write about Healing
An Interview with Jim Brulé
hosted by Laura Simms

Wednesday August 21st
7:00pm-8:30 pm EDT
Admission $15


Join us for the second event in a new Healing Story Alliance series where authors are interviewed about their writing processes and the healing power of storytelling. Storytelling, unique among all narrative arts, engages listeners in a profound way, deepening our understanding of what healing means and how it functions.

In this session, noted storyteller/author Laura Simms will interview Jim Brulé about his new book with Rebecca Lemaire, “Stories of the Heart: Journey into Dying and Living.” She will inquire into his writing processes and the healing power of storytelling.

Jim will share the journey of encouraging his book to blossom, enriched by the challenges of telling stories about death from oral traditions worldwide in a way that weaves oral and literary styles – all with a co-author in a foreign country. Our discussion will encompass how we bring the healing power of stories into the reader’s experience through creative exercises and prompts.

Audience participation is encouraged, with opportunities to ask questions and share observations inspired by Jim’s work and the interview. This event benefits The Healing Storytelling Alliance, dedicated to promoting healing through the art of storytelling.

While it will not be necessary to read Jim’s book in advance, copies may be obtained at: https://storiesoftheheartbook.com/.

To learn more about Jim Brulé, visit TransformationalStorytelling.org.


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