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CONTACT ME: paulvdc [at] gmail [dot] com

LINKEDIN: Visit my page on LinkedIn.

WHAT'S NEW: Read "Long Journey to Peace," my new story for the United Nations Development Programme on Cambodia's quest to finally rid itself of landmines.

PUPPETRY: I produce "Firefly Puppets," a monthly series of puppet shows and workshops and other fun activities for kids in Jackson Heights. Follow the series on Facebook. Subscribe to the email list by writing to FireflyPuppets [at] gmail [dot] com

STORYTELLING AND SOCIAL CHANGE: Check out the second edition of "Storytelling and Social Change," a guide for activists, organizations and social entrepreneurs that I wrote for Working Narratives.

NONPROFIT CONSULTING: I do writing, editing, fundraising and strategy planning for nonprofits and foundations, primarily in the areas of the arts, media, religion, and criminal justice. Clients have included the Communications Network, the Ford Foundation, Philanthropy New York, GrantCraft, Active Voice, Public/Private Ventures, and the Columbia Center for Oral History. Click on the "Writing" tab at the top of this page.

FREELANCE ARTS WRITING: My writing about the arts and travel has appeared in such publications as Esopus, Public Books, American Theatre MagazineOut Traveler, and on "Studio 360." Click on the "Writing" tab at the top of this page.  

AUDIO AND VIDEO: Click the "Audio" tab above to listen to some of my radio stories, audio walking tours, audio plays, and podcast on storytelling. Click the "Videos" tab above to watch selected videos of mine, which have screened at such festivals as the Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, PDX Fest, San Francisco Black Film Festival, and the Zeitgeist Film & Video Festival.

DEGREES AND AWARDS: I have a bachelor's degree from Brown University in Russian Language and Literature and master's degrees from the Divinity School and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. I was awarded a fellowship by the Echoing Green Foundation and have received numerous arts and public service grants.