Great storytelling is an inspiring and influential force that draws us together and propels us forward. Stories are the conduits for passing down history, customs, values, and belief systems through generations. Stories define who we are and who we can become. They satisfy our longing for escape and adventure by capturing our imagination and pulling us into the action, keeping us on the edge of our seats wanting more. Remarkable characters, gripping adventure, twisting plots and humor do more than entertain—they transport us from the ordinary into something extraordinary.