Matthew Dicks


Matthew Dicks is an elementary school teacher, columnist, and internationally bestselling author of several novels including Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend and Twenty-one Truths About Love as well as his nonfiction books Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life Through the Power of Storytelling and Someday Is Today: 22 Simple, Actionable Ways To Propel Your Creative Life.  

Matthew is a record 55-time Moth StorySLAM and nine-time GrandSLAM champion who has performed for audiences around the globe. He’s the founder and artistic director of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization. He teaches public speaking, storytelling, and marketing strategies to corporations, universities, politicians, advertising agencies, the clergy, and many more.  

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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.