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Creative Story Project

Our Programs:

Story Power: stimulating the minds of dementia and Alzheimer's residents in care facilities.

Inter-generational Story Power: educating youth about aging, the elderly, Alzheimer's/dementia and then introducing to residents in care facilities.

Power Youth: teaching the concepts of the oral tradition of story to assist youth in developing creative writing, public speaking, personal engagement, and a better understanding of self and others.

Squeeze Your Stories: applying a unique approach to studying and benefiting from the stories of one's life, assuring that one's life's physical and spiritual journey's are on track.


Creative Story Project is a collaboration of people who are dedicated to the use of story
to encourage, enlighten, and educate.

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Creative Story Project is a  501(c)3 non-profit organization. P. O. Box 5981, Cleveland,  TN 37320
Copyright Joyce Vanderpool 2022 All Rights Reserved 



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Hi! I'm Joyce Vanderpool, Executive Director and co-founder of Creative Story Project. As a storyteller and trained emcee, I have long-known the value of story in multiple facets of our lives. As a member of the Cleveland Storytelling Guild and the National Storytelling Network (NSN), I have continually learned and applied the many types and uses of story. I've witnessed its impact in multiple organizations such as Bradley Sunrise Rotary, Habitat for Humanity, churches and multiple civic organizations. Being parents of four grown children with four grandchildren, and four (and counting) great-grandchildren, I am often supplied with fodder for personal stories.


Hi! I'm Pete Vanderpool, Program Coordinator and co-founder of Creative Story Project. Yes, I do portray the seasonal character you recognized when you saw my picture -- 30+ years and enjoying every minute. My storytelling persona is Paddleboat Pete, river-wise and story-full. As a successful entrepreneur, speaker, and author, I have grown in my knowledge and use of story, and now enjoy focusing on story gathering -- teaching how to find relevance in the stories of your life. Whether we explore together ways to add value to your business through story, or work with you personally on going from success to significance, I enjoy engaging with people with interactive programs and building of relationships.

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Text or call: Joyce Vanderpool, 423.310.7333


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