Art of Storytelling Conference

Ricky Staub

Palm Beach Atlantic’s Art of Storytelling conference returns this year, with award-winning writer and film director Ricky Staub as keynote speaker. The conference’s theme is Stories that Heal.

The conference is scheduled for February 18 from 2 – 8:30 p.m. & February 19 from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the University’s West Palm Beach campus. The keynote is 7 p.m. in the DeSantis Family Chapel, 300 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach.

Stephanie Cassatly

In addition to Staub, presenters include author and speaker Stephanie Cassatly, counseling psychologist Sarah Claire Smith, biblical storyteller and PBA professor Dr. Kathy Maxwell, PBA professor of communication and media ecology Dr. Stephanie Bennett, and a panel of PBA Doctor of Nursing Practice students: Christopher Kilburn, Destin “Raine” Prather and Bianca Gonzalez.

Maxwell will present a story on Friday evening before Staub’s talk. Embodying the words of the Bible is life-giving for Maxwell, and she prays for the people who hear the stories she tells.

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