StoryDrop is a country-wide storytelling collaboration started in Atlanta by Sarah Friday and Natalia Castells-Esquivel. Here’s how it works: A StoryDrop book is released with only one written page. Then, a picture of the book is posted on social media (Instagram and Twitter) using #StoryDrop. In the vein of a scavenger hunt, someone tries to figure out where the book is. Once they find the book, they read the previous page(s) and continue the story on the next page. Lather, rinse, and repeat. Eventually, an entire story is created by one city.
The spirit of collaboration and fun at the very root of StoryDrop made it a perfect fit for schools. The program will be launched at six schools this semester using a similar process. Ultimately, StoryDrop’s goal is to publish collections of the stories in order to provide funding that will go back into supporting literature and the arts in schools and the community.
For more information and progress of StoryDrop to date, please visit our Instagram, Twitter, or email us at email@example.com.
- Instagrammers-in-Residence: Alban Fischer - October 6, 2015
- Instagrammers-in-Residence: Jarod Roselló - September 30, 2015
- Instagrammers-in-Residence: Edward Mullany - September 21, 2015