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Texas Library Association Conference

Say hi if you are at TLA.  I'm doing a workshop Tuesday 1-5  (April 8)and telling at the Stories Under the Stars concert Thursday evening  (April 10).

Added by Margaret Read MacDonald on April 5, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Through The Rainbow - N. Ireland's Pot of Gold?

April 2014 marks the inauguration of  'Through the Rainbow' - N.Ireland's (and Ireland's) first storytelling festival for children, performed by children.  It has been an exciting journey developing N.Ireland's greatest resource - its children.  True to form, the workshops with the children have had the goosebumps moments, as well as the 'Why am I doing this again?' moments, but it will all be worth it when the children finally deliver the stories they have been preparing.  It has certainly…


Added by Raquel McKee on March 28, 2014 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

Fred LEBLANC Conteur

Fred Leblanc a découvert le monde du conte

au détour d’une librairie blottie au coeur

granitique de Cherbourg il y a de nombreuses


Là, il y fait ses premières armes. Depuis, il en a

fait son chemin de vie.

Formé auprès de grands noms du conte

(Michel Hindenoch, Mimi Barthélémy, Jihad

Darwich...), il fréquente pendant plusieurs

années le CLiO (Conservatoire Contemporain

de Littérature Orale) de Vendôme.

Il approfondit son savoir,…


Added by LEBLANC on March 28, 2014 at 10:14am — No Comments

Sorry Charleycakes

Sorry Charleycakes. You can't go down that street anymore.

We are poor now, lucky to eat a meal a day.

These are tight times. So settle down, junior, strap in, and enjoy the ride. 

Added by Annie Breault Darling on March 22, 2014 at 9:58pm — No Comments

In Memorium

It was 5 years ago today that the Professional Storyteller Society lost a wonderful orator with the passing of Dave Ponkey. He was a wonderful, giving storyteller who entertained thousands, if not millions of people with his performances both on and off stage. He will be missed, by friends and family alike. I am sure he is up there on that great stage in the sky, continuing in his great tradition. Luv ya Dave!

Added by Carl Harvey on March 18, 2014 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

Any Penguin Stories Out There?

Hello- Penguins are my favorite animals. So, I thought: I should build a collection of "Penguin Stories" ! Does anyone tell a really good penguin tale? 


Added by David Stone on March 16, 2014 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Books I Am Reading

Hello- I just finished Ji-Ji Jiang's book "The Magical Monkey". I love the subtitle: mischief in heaven. I have ordered Waley's version from a local library. I hope to get a chance to tell these wonderful stories!

    Also, I am reading a sci-fi novel by Mark Lawrence' called: "The King of Thorns" . It is the second book in his Broken Empire series.

    I would like to thank all of you who are helping me to develop as a storyteller. I won't List names because I might leave…


Added by David Stone on March 13, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Florida StoryFest

Florida StoryFest is about to begin in Mount Dora. I've packed toys and games for a Playshop and Tell in the Youthful Voices tent and a tux jacket for emceeing Saturday nights concert. I think I've got it covered. Anyone else up for it? Should be perfect weather.

Added by Mij Byram on March 5, 2014 at 11:23pm — 2 Comments

How the mosquitos were created - a sami fairy tale

This is perhaps more of a legend, than a fairy tale, and there are a couple of varieties of it. This is more or less a translated version of how I use to tell it. 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the story.…


Added by Eirin Edvardsen on February 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Lost and Found~ A True Story

We are very fond of our pets and when our little 14 year old terrior wandered out of the yard we were very worried. She is half blind and half deaf and like us -just plain old. She has aches and pains and is stiff when she gets up. Also, she has congestive heart failure and is on meds twice a day.

We were visiting our son in Metairie, LA and she was not familiar with any of her surroundings. She was out of our sight for about 15 minutes when I discovered her missing. We jumped in the…


Added by Brenda Pritchett on February 19, 2014 at 10:25am — No Comments

Summer Storytelling Institute with Rona Leventhal, 2014!

This event takes place August 8-10, 2014!
PRe-Registration is Required!
This Institute is a three day immersion into this ancient art form.  We will delve into exercises in improv theatre, movement and writing, all the while applying our new skills, knowledge and inspirations to crafting our stories for telling. 
Each year, for five consecutive years, people have been gathering for the Institute to learn the art of telling a story from a seasoned Performer,…

Added by Rona leventhal on February 17, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Telling and Teaching; a Day at Boston Storytelling Festival


Added by Carolyn Stearns on February 16, 2014 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Bi-lingual storytelling for Mother Tongue week celebrations

This week coming up is Mother Tongue week at my son's school (Australian International in Singapore). I've teamed up with a Japanese parent who conducts MT lessons there to tell The Three Magic Charms, which is a very popular tale (Noriko knew it the moment I suggested it, and has her own book version of it, which was fascinating to see). i'm also working with the Mandarin Dept which has provided three Grade 4 kids who are helping me to tell a story fromn Taiwan…


Added by Roger Jenkins on February 15, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Valentine's Day, Romance 101, and stuff I wish I hadn't done...

Some years ago, the same year that John Gray published "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus," I had several gigs in the weeks prior to Valentines Day with several "H" card shops giving workshops on "Romance".  They were always full, couples, singles, male and female.  But the next year I couldn't bring myself to pitch the workshop to any of the local card stops.  The folks who attended ran the gambit, eager young couples wanting to get it right, brow beaten men accompanied by wives who…


Added by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on February 14, 2014 at 12:31am — No Comments

A Storytelling Funnel

     This image of a funnel the kind you might have in the kitchen at canning time, or in the garage with a can of lawn mower gas. It is open and wide on one end for receiving, focused and narrow on the other end to push  through the contents.

     I am a funnel for storytelling news and all of us in the…


Added by Carolyn Stearns on February 12, 2014 at 11:13pm — 3 Comments

Planet Needs Storytellers

Sez Susi Wolf: "Storyteller, here...reporting for duty, Your Holiness."…

Added by Susi Wolf on February 12, 2014 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Writing a book, now how do you do that?

I've been working on my first book about storytelling; the working title is "Tricks of the Trade"  with "tricks" meaning "acquired skills".

I've actually written lots of books for private industry.  Training manuals, equipment documents and so forth; but I never "decided" to write a book about storytelling until recently. Like many, I've talked about it, daydreamed about it, and well, just never pulled the trigger. It might seem strange to say but I don't think writing a book about…


Added by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on February 12, 2014 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Happy birthday

I'm happy for you, and for being part of storytelling. Have a nice day. Cheers to everyone.

Added by Dulce Rodrigues on February 8, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Snow Days

Oh I don't mean, get out of school days, no I mean Snow Days!

I mean tracking rabbits through the meadow, snow days.  Watching geese feed near a spring, snow days.  Ice encased branches glistening like diamonds and mountains of jewels in the sun, snow days.  I mean, the crunch of snow beneath your feet across a field that no one but you has wandered though, except for a few deer and a fox and the crows who cleaned up after the fox's picnic.  Bright sunshine on white snow,…


Added by Don 'Buck P' Creacy on February 7, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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