Professional Storyteller is a network for people who work in the field of oral storytelling. Please write a brief paragraph about your work.
My life's work is to save, preserve and protect the natural world when and where I can. Most of my stories reflect that mission, and I am continually seeking out ancient sources about mythical trees and the ways in which people have sought to explain mystery. While I tell folk/fairy tales, most of my stories are my own, and include the family legends of my Florida Cracker family.I am much influenced by the words of the ancient philosopher Dogen: because mountains are high and broad, the way of riding the clouds is in the mountains...and I have come to the sacred soil of the mountain to learn the stories.
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Hi Saundra, Have you heard about the Saturday Series of workshops that are sponsored by VASA? The first one will be on Sat. Dec. 6 in Abingdon, VA at the Virginia Highlands Community College, 9:30 a.m. Two workshops will be presented, GROW with Kim Weitkamp on marketing and DIG IT with Paul Conco on developing the oral history. Lunch is included in the price of $75 for VASA members and will be followed by coaching, story labs, and story swaps. Contact me for more info if you're interested in coming. Mimi
Good to hear from you! The Christian Storytelling Conference is a small but mighty event. We have folks coming from as far away as Paraguay. Last year, we had attendees from Indonesia! One of the highlights will be John Walsh's workshops on BibleTelling - a new way to tell Bible stories, staying close to the scriptures - yet without memorizing the stories. John teaches visual and physical memory clues to help recall the stories. Lay people are able to learn and tell the stories and LOVE the experience. It is having positive effects in mission fields. Mike Lockett, the goofy guy from Normal, IL who calls himself "The Normal Storyteller"
. . . and I am delighted to hear from you, my new friend. Your powerful energy lent itself to me this past week when I needed it most. I appreciate the generosity of spirit that allowed it to happen, whether you knew it or not. Bless you and I look forward to seeing you again, Sister Aries!
Hello my friend,
It is so good to see your lovely smile again. I hope when I come back this summer to give you a big hug. I am glad to see that you have joined the family. This is a great place to meet, greet and learn.
I sure know what you mean about going through withdrawal after finishing the master's program. First there is exhaustion, then "What do I do next?" And this is a good place to come. If you can still find it, check out what Buck did to develop a postcard with the help of this community!
I am so glad you made it here. I hope you learn to love this site as much as I do. Great people, excellent groups... just click and see for yourself... try mine... The Fishbowl, Marketing... I also love Take Five... where we talk about the five things we are doing each day for our storytelling business. There are some great ideas in that group. Check out the videos and upload your stories... text or audio to your page right here... so we can hear you tell stories.
I love wild stories too.
don't be a stranger... if you get stuck... holler... I will try to help or make up an answer... ha ha