Hi. I'm Cynthia Kurtz. I wrote the first edition of Working with Stories in 2008 and the
second edition in 2009. I finished the greatly expanded third edition in 2014.
I estimate that I have put about 2.5 person-years into all three editions of the book.
I am a researcher, consultant, writer, and software developer.
I have been helping communities and organizations work with their stories since 1999.
I have consulted on more than 100 narrative projects for a variety of government
agencies and for-profit and non-profit corporations. Working with a series of collaborators,
I developed participatory narrative inquiry,
an approach to story work that helps communities and organizations make better,
more grounded decisions by making sense of their own stories.
You can read more about my professional history on my
web site at cfkurtz.com.
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