Erin Barker is small and soft spoken, but on stage, she commands attention. Barker is a copy editor by day and storyteller by night. She helped create Story Collider, a science-themed live storytelling series, and she’s a grand slam champion of storytelling series The Moth.
Erin likes telling stories about her childhood because more people can relate to what she’s saying. Most of us can remember things like pizza, little sisters, swimming pools, dads, farting, divorce and step-siblings, but we can’t make these memories sound as funny and compelling as Erin does. Here, she talks about her story telling process.[audio:http://cdn.journalism.cuny.edu/blogs.dir/447/files/2012/03/Amandolare_ErinBarkerInt_022912.mp3|titles=Amandolare_ErinBarkerInt_022912]