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Storytelling in Middle and Eastern Europe


Storytelling in Middle and Eastern Europe

Inspired by the FEST conference, imagined by storytellers in Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, we proudly present you a group about storytelling, folklore, events and performers in the countries of Middle and Easter Europe!

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Jun 30, 2013

Mesemondás Közép- és Kelet-Európában

Azoknak, akik nem beszélnek angolul: ezt a csoportot azért hoztuk létre, hogy a közép- és kelet-európai mesemondóknak legyen hol megosztani egymással (és, ami ugyanolyan fontos, a világ többi részével) tapasztalataikat, rendezvényeiket, történeteiket! Az alapító ötlet a FEST (Európai Mesemondó Szövetség) ihletésére született meg, és a 2009-es konferencián részt vevő 3 kelet-európai mesemondó (egy osztrák, egy cseh és egy magyar) hozta létre.
Szívesen látunk mindenkit, aki műveli a magyar mesemondást, vagy érdeklődik iránta!
Az angol közös nyelv senkit ne rettentsen vissza! Írjatok magyarul, vagy bármely egyéb nyelven, amit ismertek, és gondunk lesz rá, hogy valaki lefordítsa! :)

Discussion Forum

A castle built for a jester?? 5 Replies

Hey CsengeI saw Birgit's comment on the there really a story about a castle built for a jester?  can you tell it to us?XClareContinue

Started by Clare Muireann Murphy. Last reply by Alexandria Patience Feb 26, 2012.

Looking for storytellers focused on our connection to the land 1 Reply

Does anyone know of storytellers who are particularly focused or involved in telling stories (traditional or otherwise) of the land or nature, or in the idea that land is at the heart of everything -…Continue

Started by Tim Sheppard. Last reply by Evita Hofstetter Jan 29, 2012.

"A World of Storytelling" Radio Station

Does this count as a resource you can use?  The world's first 24/7/365 Internet Radio Station for Storytellers.  You can be on the radio, you can have equal footing, you can point your friends and…Continue

Started by Don 'Buck P' Creacy Aug 18, 2011.

International Storytelling Festival in Hungary! 4 Replies

Hi, Wise Men and Women of the storytelling community! Here is the thing: we are working on the first international storytelling festival in Hungary! We have the date (12-13 March 2011) and the place,…Continue

Started by Csenge Zalka. Last reply by Simon Brooks Aug 18, 2011.

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Comment by Giles Abbott on December 1, 2012 at 9:22am

Storytelling Advent Calendar!  Would you like a new episode of a Christmas story for every day of Advent?  I have recorded three beautiful Christmas stories and you can hear them on your phone!  Just call (UK) 08448446446 or text BABEL ADVENT to 60777 to receive free updates.  All stories are suitable for children and adults.  Have a wonderful Advent!  Giles :{~

Comment by Carlos Xavier on June 2, 2011 at 8:31am

Hey Buck,  No need to be jealous.  Turkey and Croatia are but a plane ride away - And, closer to Kentucky than to Whidbey Island, WA. (near Seattle)!


Hi Birgit,

Thanks.  I have made contact with Jasna, and have a way to reach her when I arrive.  She is in Dubrovnik, where we'll spend several days.  Glad she speaks English!  I am also attempting to learn some Croatian, and am not at all bashful about trying to use it.  That too, should reap a story or two - you think?

Comment by Birgit Lehner on June 2, 2011 at 3:48am

Hi Carlos, 

for Croatia contact Jasna Held, a croatian storyteller, she is on professional storyteller, too. She speaks English. And here is her site:


Wish you a wonderful trip to Europe!

Comment by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on June 1, 2011 at 7:54pm
I am so jealous!
Comment by Carlos Xavier on June 1, 2011 at 7:26pm

Hi Lois,

What a wonderful piece of information.  Thank You.  We will be traveling around the city of Hodja (Ankara-Konya-Antalya-Pamukkale), but I will certainly see if a side trip is do-able.  Perhaps, I can also find some "stories" in the surrounding area. 

I will have a musical instrument with me, and will have learned a few Turkish (and Croatian) children's songs.  That should get me into a situation (aka story) or two.        

Comment by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on June 1, 2011 at 5:03pm

Hi Carlos,

Will you have a chance to go to Anatolia in Turkey?  The town of Akshahir is supposedly the location, complete with grave, of the Hodja, Nasreddin.  Their claim goes back to the days of Timur (also called Tamerlaine from Timur Ling meaning Timur the Lame...not something people publicly called the famous conquerer).  Of course, they will give you all manner of stories about this character claimed by many nationalities & given variations on his name. He's loved & still talked about throughout Turkey.  This gives you a wonderful opportunity to tell of him from your travels.

There also are personal places I'd love to hunt up in Croatia when I say: Wish I could join you on your trip!


Comment by Carlos Xavier on May 29, 2011 at 8:34pm

Hi All,

Just added myself to this group - Thx.  Will be in Croatia (and Turkey) in Fall 2011.  Any storytelling related tidbits I should know? or leads I might follow?

TIA, Carlos  

Comment by Angela Sajeva on February 15, 2011 at 6:13pm

I jubilate, as well!!

Well done!


Comment by Csenge Zalka on February 15, 2011 at 6:00pm
We appreciate the jubilation anyway :)))
Comment by Clare Muireann Murphy on February 15, 2011 at 11:26am

ah, that didn't quite work, it was supposed to be me throwing my arms up in jubilation!



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