Hi there Melanie, am sitting in a fine hotel room in Jutland in the middle of my 49 shows long xmas tour and looking at storyteller notes. Been soooo very busy. I am working har on becoming a coach and trainer of NLP this summer, which has given me a lot of inspiration... and cost alot of evenings of ekstra work. My family is hanging in there and looking forward to our stay in LA after Xmas. I leave on a Jetplane on the 24th at 07:00 for LA hopefully landing at 14:00 o´clock LA time ready to celebrate Danish christmas dinner at 19:00.
I have been coaching leaders in english presentations and said no to a few storytelling gigs in the fall. Will be doing my show "Home sweet Home" a suburbian thriller with my co teller Ellen in the spring and summer - though.
Hope you are well and dealing well with the winter air : )
Here we are having the coldest winter in several hundreds years. The landscape is wonderfully beautifull but scarry to drive about in...and we are covering a lot of distance this tour.
All the best wishes to you for a great holliday season
Big hug to you
Hi Melanie, thanks for dropping me a line. And huge apologies for taking so long to get back to you. I've been telling stories since i was a child but only in the last month, at the tender 'should know better' age of 42, had my first theatrical expereince. So i"ve ben busy, writing, rehearsing, publicising and finally performing in my first play 'The Bloody Tale of Little Red and Wolfie'. I contacted you simply out of curiosity. I've been earning a living professinaly as a storyteller for the last three years or so, but have only realised that there are so many other storytellers out there - who i'd like to say hello to and swap experiences. As for myself my speciality is folktales (in which i also include urban legends) but i also adapt works from literature and knowledged gleaned from my three years studing mediaval Europe in the National Univeristy of Ireland, Galway. At the moment the thing i need to know most - is how to get rid of all the aches and pains my body is suffering after nine performances of my play? Any tips?
I have moved and am living in a dulpex with my partner, Jon. His best friend and partner are living in the other half, so we share a back deck. It is a very nice place and I am quite happy.
I hear what you are saying about Arts cutbacks. Ruth and I attended a NASO Conference in November and all the arts are feeling the crunch. It's frustrating when people don't realize how investing in the arts creates enormous returns for provincial coffers and society as a whole.
Had lunch with Linda Winham and Kira Van Deusen today. Kira is in town to do a performance of her Inuit tale on Friday night and Sunday. Kevin Mackenzie is in town briefly on Saturday night but I will miss him as I am having a Skype meeting with SC/CC executive and then doing a reading at the Writers Federation. Ah, if only I could clone myself!....actually that is possible scientifically speaking...but you know what I mean...
Things are great here -- everyone is still healthy and busy so that is good. Just sold a new book on urban legends -- or, sold the idea, so now I am busy researching again but that is one of the things I love to do. Hope all is well in your part of the world. I do come west -- but not as far as Vancouver since my daughter moved to Mission!
Glad to be your first friend. As a friend you have the ability to have personal conversations with your friends rather than just posting to the large membership. There is a lot to discover here and while I admit that I haven't been very active lately, I certainly do lurk on various discussions.
Great to see you in Victoria-- hope to see you in St. Johns!
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