"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…"
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.
"@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…"
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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.
* 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.