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The Importance of Burns
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As January 25th approaches Scotland gears up for Burns Night, when we celebrate our national poet's birthday. Burns however is not our national poet by government decree, but by popular opinion of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) Feb 10, 2011.

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Tim Porteus is now friends with stephanus prajogo and Anelie Wójcik
Feb 26, 2012
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) replied to Tim Porteus's discussion The Importance of Burns
"Too funny, Tim!   I once auditioned for a Renaissance festival as a seanachie, but they musta thought similarly as I laid the Scots on wi' a ladle."
Feb 10, 2011
Tim Porteus replied to Tim Porteus's discussion The Importance of Burns
"http://www.scotslanguage.com/articles/view/2342 We hae a census takin place here in Mairch, and fir the first time folk are goanie be asked if they can speil in or screive Scots. Mony folk can hae a richt guid blether in the leid but dinnae ken…"
Feb 10, 2011
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) replied to Tim Porteus's discussion The Importance of Burns
"Thanks, Tim.  It's a laing while awaa.  (August)  I'll mull it o'er & yell out if need be. Lois(ummer; what a concept!)"
Feb 3, 2011
Tim Porteus replied to Tim Porteus's discussion The Importance of Burns
"Hiya Lois,   let me ken if ye want ony help!   Tim"
Feb 3, 2011
Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) replied to Tim Porteus's discussion The Importance of Burns
"Our local storytelling group tells at the Highland Games here annually.  It will be the 162d annual St. Andrew's Society of Detroit  Highland Games this summer.  Your comments lead this Stirling descendant to want to include a…"
Feb 2, 2011
stephanus prajogo replied to Tim Porteus's discussion The Importance of Burns
"how do you  do Mr.porteus, I would like to introduce my self to you, and trough this opportunity I would like to ask you. My question is how to be  a good story teller?how I  have to practicing my self on this? so thank you…"
Jan 30, 2011
Tim Porteus replied to Marly Allen's discussion Building a career from ground Zero on virgin territory
"Aye I understand Marly, I meant it rhetorically.   I doubt us storytellers will ever be rich in terms of money, but certainly in other ways. Good luck and keep us posted with your progress.     Tim"
Jan 13, 2011
Tim Porteus replied to Marly Allen's discussion Building a career from ground Zero on virgin territory
"Make purpose central to your approach.   Why are you doing this (surely not just for money itself) and what will the audience get out of it. For example, with the churches think of key stories and events, Christmas, Easter etc. Have stories…"
Jan 11, 2011
Tim Porteus replied to Michele Barak's discussion Author Seeking Your Stories
"yea sure. i have loads of stories, many personal. send me the details   Tim"
Jan 10, 2011
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Tim Porteus replied to Michele Barak's discussion Author Seeking Your Stories
"you want a story from Scotland?   Tim"
Jan 7, 2011
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The Importance of Burns

As January 25th approaches Scotland gears up for Burns Night, when we celebrate our national poet's birthday. Burns however is not our national poet by government decree, but by popular opinion of the people. His work reflects his lifelong passion for social justice, based on his own experiences of brutal economic landlordism as well as social snobbery even when he was a famous poet. He was a man of the people. More than that, for Scots he spoke the language of the people, and wrote in it. So…See More
Jan 7, 2011
Tim Porteus and Tine Winther are now friends
Dec 30, 2010

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I have been a storyteller for a number of years and use storytelling in work with marginalised and disadvantaged groups, as well as with schools and at festivals.

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At 6:41pm on August 13, 2010, Richard Stillman said…
Hi Tim
Nice to find out about you. Your work with the homeless sounds rewarding.Scottish and Irish stories are close to my heart. I wrote a Scottish story about a young lad who learns how to play his nose like a bagpipe and ends up winning the Highland Games bagpipe competition. Maybe I'll get to tell it to you sometime.

Have a braw bricht moonlicht nicht,

Richard
At 6:15pm on August 13, 2010, Michael Williams said…
Hey Tim....back in the 'pans week of Sept 20th. Catch up with you then.
At 11:33am on August 12, 2010, Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) said…
My pleasure, "Tin" Tim of the sideways smiley! As to your profile, aside from it helping folks here get to know you better, it's free advertising on the internet. Participation here helps make you more visible.
At 1:08pm on August 8, 2010, Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) said…
Welcome Tim!
It's interesting that you request came to me on a day when I was away telling at the 161st Highland Games of the St. Andrew's Society of Detroit. It's a little over a year since we lost the Scottish storyteller, Bob Reay, who started our local group telling at the annual Highland Games. He is still missed, but it's great to share the traditions of Scottish stories.
 
 
 

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