About

Sylvia Wong Lewis, owner, director, Narrative Network
Sylvia Wong Lewis, founder, director, Narrative Network

We’re about stories, passion, and purpose.

One story can earn you money, generate ongoing support, and attract new audiences. But your story needs a strategy to reach customers, allies, and support.

We assist you with storytelling skills and techniques including: visual stories, various types of stories to tell at special events, implementing a story series, solicitation letters, speeches, scripts, advocacy, direct response, social media, advertising and marketing messages, headlines, by-lined news articles, press releases; and press relations.

You already have the tools. We show you how, who, when, and where!

I bring over 25 years professional media marketing experience. We always add bits of history and humor.

About my Business awards: Woman of the Year, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Caribbean Chamber of Commerce as founding publisher of Caribbean American News, New York’s largest community newspaper, with nearly a million readers. New York State Governor’s Public Service Award for Leadership and Excellence at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Certification: I am a  certified woman-owned business.

Media awards: Hear me tell an award-winning story on British radio about a lynching in my family in Mississippi. Produced by Maggie Ayre, the show Strange Fruit won BBC-Radio’s Academy Award and the Prix Europa.

I won two Telly Awards and an AVA Gold Digital Award for producing, directing and writing several documentaries including – From Shanghai to Harlem and Granville T. Woods, a black inventor.

I won two Videographer Awards for Healing Game: Brooklyn-Japan Baseball (Part 1 and 2). The two short films documented a re-imagined culture exchange program. We explored the healing power of baseball as youth from two cultures recovered from two different natural disasters – NYC’s Hurricane Sandy and Japan’s Tsunami.

Genealogy: Besides food, genealogy is another one of my passions. Genealogy is where family stories and history intersect. I love finding family histories. My specialties are African Americans, Caribbeans, and slavery–American and British Triangle Slave Trade.

Genealogy: My cousins dancing at Club Harlem, 1950s.

 History in Brooklyn: The idea for my storytelling business started in childhood at my parent’s kitchen table. I witnessed America’s largest migration at daily meals. That’s where I learned the power of words.

“Who are those people in your house?” my nosy neighbors asked. My Caribbean mother and Southern  father taught me how to write the script and stay on message. Regardless of nationality, color or creed, every house ‘guest’ was ‘family.’ The rest is history.

About Narrative Network, Sylvia Wong Lewis

Click here for more testimonials about my work:

“What a difference your leadership made with our South African women’s entrepreneurs micro-loan program. We appreciated your development strategies for our sustainable investment project.” Donna Katzin, CEO, Shared Interest.

“Your press connections for our Harlem Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival were awesome. The New York Times media placement raised the bar. The response was inspiring and impressive.” Voza Rivers, CEO, New Heritage Theater Group.

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