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John David Hickey
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  • Montreal, Quebec
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John David Hickey replied to Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller's discussion Help! I need to find this story. in the group Ghost Storytellers
"I got it from a book called 365 Bedtime Stories by Christine Allison:http://www.amazon.ca/365-Bedtime-Stories-Christine-Allison/dp/0767900960"
Aug 20, 2011
John David Hickey replied to Dianne de Las Casas, Founder's discussion Compiling a Resource List of Storytellers on Facebook and Twitter
"Please include me! I have two entries, if you don't mind: one for me and one for my band:   John David Hickey W: http://www.documentia.ca/storyteller/ F: http://www.facebook.com/pages/John-David-Hickey/7554558054 P(odcast):…"
Aug 18, 2011
John David Hickey commented on Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller's group Ghost Storytellers
"I've got one that is a favourite with little kids (3-7):http://shorteningtheroad.blogspot.com/2009/05/ghost-story-for-children.html   If the kids are bit older, I find this one goes over…"
Aug 18, 2011
John David Hickey replied to Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller's discussion Help! I need to find this story. in the group Ghost Storytellers
"That sounds very much like a story I've told called The Maiden and the Mirror. You can listen to my telling of it here: http://shorteningtheroad.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-story-maiden-and-mirror.html"
Aug 18, 2011
John David Hickey commented on Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller's group Ghost Storytellers
"Argh. I wish this forum would put the latest posts at the top. I got all confussed..."
Aug 18, 2011
John David Hickey commented on Daniel Bishop, the Storyteller's group Ghost Storytellers
"@Marilyn: I was hoping your site would have a story I could read or listen to! I'll give you if you give me one: http://shorteningtheroad.blogspot.com/2010/11/november-story-man-with-no-story.html"
Aug 18, 2011
Dale Jarvis and John David Hickey are now friends
Apr 13, 2011
John David Hickey is now friends with Richard Stillman, Bhagyashree S. Varma and Chloe (Midnight Storytellers)
Mar 10, 2011
John David Hickey joined Granny Sue's group
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Show Me the Money!

A place to share grant sources and other funding opportunities for events, resources and professional development.
Feb 23, 2011
John David Hickey and Christi U. are now friends
Feb 23, 2011
John David Hickey commented on True Thomas the Storyteller's group By the Fire (faire/SCA/pagan/re-enactors/LARP, etc.)
"Hey folks... I just wanted to send a quick shout-out to my fellow geek and pagan storytellers/bards."
Feb 22, 2011
John David Hickey replied to True Thomas the Storyteller's discussion Okay folks- ante up! Tell us about all the personae's you've dressed up as and where ;) in the group By the Fire (faire/SCA/pagan/re-enactors/LARP, etc.)
"When I perform in pagan festivals (and yes, I am pagan), it's usually to compete in the Bardic, but I've also told tales at other mini-bardics and such. A pagan festival performance is unique for me because it's usually outdoors and…"
Feb 22, 2011
John David Hickey joined Brother Wolf's group
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New Media - Blogs, Podcasts and Social Networking

Discussion and questions about the use of New Media to spread the use and respect for storytelling.
Feb 22, 2011
John David Hickey joined True Thomas the Storyteller's group
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By the Fire (faire/SCA/pagan/re-enactors/LARP, etc.)

We walk the fires, tell the myths and legends, and sometimes become the stories as well!
Feb 22, 2011
John David Hickey joined Tony Smith's group
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Using Stories in Business

A discussion group for those who use (or want to use) stories in primarily business environments. Questions, tips, advise, methods, etc. are welcome. This is primarily oriented to business but all others are welcome to join. Cross pollination works.
Feb 22, 2011
John David Hickey commented on Rivka Willick's group All the Fringe that's fit to print
"@Rivka: Push/fight back against who? The public? We can't demand that they open their minds and hearts to storytelling. What we need to do is understand what the public values and put ourselves in line with that, all while staying true to our…"
Feb 22, 2011

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http://www.documentia.ca/storyteller/
Professional Storyteller is a network for people who work in the field of oral storytelling. Please write a brief paragraph about your work.
John David Hickey ("Hobbes")has been telling fables, folktales, and legends for over 15 years. He delights in telling stories from all over the world, but has a particular fondness for quirky, underdog stories.

David has an animated, energetic telling style that appeals to both children and adults. He has performed in schools, libraries, pubs, cafes, and various festivals across Canada. He lives in Montreal, Quebec and tells tales in English and in French.

Highlights

* November 2010: Won 1st place in the Ottawa Story Slam.

* June 2010: Published The Bard's New Hat, which is a collection of his favourite recordings from past couple of years.

* November 2008: Started the Shortening the Road blogcast.

* February 2005: Published a book/CD called "You Don't Know Jack" that featured six stories about a young boy who helped ghosts, battled giants, and lied to the King.

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Where you can find my stuff

Just in case I don't write too many blog posts on this site, here's where you can find my other stuff on the Web. If you have any questions, drop me a line here or at mtlbard@gmail.com!

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Posted on February 21, 2011 at 5:02pm

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At 12:33pm on February 21, 2011, Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) said…
True enough, now if you could just share a bit of your longer growing season with this snowbound Michigander!
At 12:24pm on February 21, 2011, Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) said…

Welcome, John David!

I can see you're eager to be here & have much to contribute & enjoy here.

 
 
 

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