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Applied Storytelling: the Power of Story

Storytelling has the power to transform lives and societies, heal relationships, and provide identity and community. Let this be a venue for exploring the power of story.
Jan 4, 2010
Sylvia Payne left a comment for Donna Marie Todd
"Donna Marie, I appreciate your nice comment. No, my man (Jim) hasn't written his book. He signed up for a writing class for the fall, but had to cancel the class. His mother, who lives in South Dakota, was sick so he drove out to help her in…"
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"It was a blast working with you at WildAcres and watching your voice come out of its shell! You have such a gentle, lovely style of telling. Has your man written his book yet?"
Dec 10, 2009
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"Hi Dianne, Fantastic idea! Yes, I'd love to be included! Thanks, Sylvia Payne W:"
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At 4:51pm on December 10, 2009, Donna Marie Todd said…
It was a blast working with you at WildAcres and watching your voice come out of its shell! You have such a gentle, lovely style of telling. Has your man written his book yet?
At 9:38pm on November 28, 2009, Reisa Stone said…
Thanks, Sylvia. There's a little bit of every immigrant I've been close to in there. And maybe a touch of Mel Brooks. Baba has a big crush on the 2000 Year Old Man :-D
At 12:48am on March 2, 2009, Tim E said…
Sylvia, you have my permission to reprint my posting re: Duncan Williamson in your newsletter. In your attribution, please include these web sites: and
At 4:08pm on February 28, 2009, Gary Carden said…
I remember telling stories at Wildacres some 25 years ago for an organization called The Senior Scholars of Charlotte. Please check out my website:
At 4:05pm on February 28, 2009, Gary Carden said…
Be all means, feel free to quote me. It is nice to hear from someone from North Carolina.
At 7:46pm on October 5, 2008, Katrina Fahey said…
Hi Sylvia, thank you for your lovely comments. Yes, we do have a New Zealand Guild of Storytellers; their website is
However, it doesn't appear to be updated very regularly; I do belong, but don't appear on it yet.
At the Marlborough Farmers' Market, I am telling some traditional tales such as Stone Soup, Little Red Riding Hood and so on, with a Farmers' Market 'flavour'. For instance, I have some child helpers take on the roles of townspeople and think up things that we can add to our Stone Soup that are available at the Farmers' Market. I also use rhythm, rhyme and song for variety and to keep their interest up with shorter 'snappier' tales. I haven't 'told' to adult groups yet, only children.
Thank you for your interest.
Kind regards,
At 1:32pm on September 30, 2008, Gail de Vos said…
Thanks Sylvia -- this is a grand way to renew old memories and meetings -- and I remember it well.
Yours in stories,
At 2:40am on September 29, 2008, Reisa Stone said…
Hello Sylvia,

I love the story on your blog about your grandpa. It reminds me of my grandma, also a fine horsewoman.

Kind regards,
At 9:52pm on September 3, 2008, Carolyn Stearns said…
How far are you from Chapel Hill? I will be down Oct 8,9,10,11 and was hoping to meet other tellers for coffee and a little swapping at some point. Know anyone in that area? It is beautiful there, I was in town in July to move my daughter and her husband there. find me at
At 8:37pm on May 6, 2008, Rixon Lane said…
Glad you enjoyed the stories. It was very nice to meet you, as well. Hope our paths cross again soon.
-Rixon Lane



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