I am in Rome now but yesterday met with our partner Donald Smith of the Scottish Storytelling Center about a certain project which might also concern you. Please see www.storygardenz.com
Will you not join us ? I hope to hear from you soon. Dado /Bernard) Anson Silj
I've been along to the Storytelling Cafe when I was over in Edinburgh attending courses and just loved it. The atmosphere is great! I didn't quite manage the Guid Crack as I had so many people to see. I wish I could tell stories at nursing homes but most older people here do not have very good English. I thought the story you wrote about the old lady who said "I had my eyes closed so I could see it better." was lovely. I can just picture it. You seem to have varied and interesting venues - telling to adults in a therapeutic context sounds very rewarding. I've just really started telling stories to adults and in a foreign country the venues are limited. There are a lot of expats here though and I work at a university with a lot of international students. I would like to set up an International Storytelling cafe. I also really enjoy working with children so am looking into story theatre. I am looking for other ideas so if you have any I would love to hear them.
Hi Fiona. I live in Barcelona and run an English theatre company. I have just started to offer ESL storytelling sessions. Your web is great and I really like your idea of a tour guide storyteller. How do you advertise that? Serena x
Hello Fiona, I am a Scot living in Norway who has also mostly worked with children. Like you I started out as a primary teacher (in Fife). Now I am starting to tell stories to adults and have a Halloween storytelling event planned. I would be very keen to hear about your experiences telling stories to adults. If you are interested I could do the same. I was very impressed with your website.
Welcome to Professional Storyteller! I am glad you found your way to this site. You should join some groups such as the marketing group, Story Biz, and FEST. These will all help you with the business and networking part of being a storyteller. There are many tellers from the UK on this site. Take a look around. I am sure you will make many helpful connections. Best wishes!