Matthew Dicks

Matthew Dicks is the internationally best-selling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend; Something Missing; Unexpectedly, Milo; The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs; and the forthcoming The Other Mother and Cardboard Knight. He is also the author of Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages. Matthew is a 39-time Moth StorySLAM and six-time GrandSLAM champion, and cofounder of Speak Up, a storytelling organization that produces shows throughout New England. Matthew has been an elementary school teacher for 20 years, is a former West Hartford Teacher of the Year, and a finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.

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  • My Secret About Storytelling

    For a long time, Matthew Dicks had a secret about storytelling that he didn’t share with anyone. A big, important secret that changed his life.

  • My Promise to You

    No matter who you are or what you do, storytelling can help you achieve your goals, says Kripalu presenter Matthew Dicks.

  • Do the Thing You Fear Most: My Storytelling Journey

    Matthew Dicks despised every bit of his first storytelling experience—until the moment he began speaking into the microphone.

  • Why I Say Unpopular Things

    We're all broken and flawed and foolish in some way, and those who are willing to admit to these unfortunate bits of ourselves often garner greater respect for doing so.