Share a Story - Change the World
Over the last ten years we have lost a number of our elders and not so elders, some very unexpectedly. I began to think about this as I read about them I realized that apart from the odd news paper article that one might find, for some of these wonderful and talented storytellers there was precious little about them. I decided to create a podcast, a series of interviews with our elders. I began to reach out and make inquiries. I began to meet storytellers at the conferences and festivals I…Continue
Once upon a time, Halloween & All Saints Day weren't just about costumes and parties and candy; they were about sweetly told family stories.
I am an Acadian ('Cajun,' or South Louisiana French American) by blood, earth , and disposition - my ancestors were Acadians, I was born within the culture, and I am blessed with a "joie de vie" personality. In my Cajun culture of South Louisiana (and many other cultures around the world, I have learned), late afternoon on 'All Hallow's Eve'…Continue
Added by Storyteller Joe Paris on November 1, 2018 at 3:48pm — No Comments
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Hi folks. It’s hot and dry in Arizona this August, after being…Continue
Added by Sean Buvala on August 6, 2018 at 6:54pm — No Comments
When I posted my discussion about the E.U. copyright & internet decisions, this would have been a better title. Now for the news & why we all should continue to pay attention. (Please read the discussion to see why this affects the…Continue
Added by Lois Sprengnether Keel (LoiS) on July 5, 2018 at 1:15pm — No Comments
Sometimes the hardest part of how to create a story is being able to find the story starters. These anecdotes (and the little brother called the “float”) may at first seem hard to come by. Let me suggest to you a few things that you might use to find the bits and pieces of stories in your life.
Old photos are usually the first place that storytellers turn to when needing to get a story starter. This is true in both business and personal…
Added by Sean Buvala on June 25, 2018 at 1:40am — No Comments
Dear Storytelling friends, It would be great to see you in Australia for our 2018 conference. Please pass on the information to others! ( Workshop proposals close soon)
Come to Sydney, Australia and join in with storytellers from different parts of the world to explore new and old ways of bringing oral storytelling to life. It will be a chance to play with ideas, develop skills, share the wisdom of the group as we are…Continue
Added by Christine Carlton on January 13, 2018 at 6:43am — No Comments
Just finished a Storytelling appearance in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. It was a rather satisfying experience. I had listeners come all the way from Sweden. That was rather satisfying. Delivered at least one of my original stories and that was rather well received.
Added by David Woodruff on January 8, 2018 at 2:33pm — No Comments
Tis' the Season for Gifts in My Life
At Christmas one year, we began to talk Christmas gifts that were something clever—something with a worth more than dollars.
One of the best Christmases of those years included these gifts for me. My son, Chris, provided a blue fox ice scraper. My son, Dan, gave a small Wonder Woman action figure. I wore the “chicken god” just received from one of my nine bosses. There was an extravagantly wrapped jewel box package from my brother,…Continue
Added by Patricia Coffie on December 1, 2017 at 3:11pm — No Comments
Life is like a ship; we are born in certain ports and travel to other ports. While traveling we met people on board. While stopping at the port, some stay, others disembark, and others come on board. Most times the travel is smooth; when storms appear, some slip off while others stay…Continue
Added by Bobbie Kinkead on November 6, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Check out my last article in an 8 article blog post series. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the entire series.
Added by Rivka Willick on September 5, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments
The storytelling world and especially those of us at Professional Storyteller are numb with surprise and grief over the loss of…Continue
Added by karen marie schalk on August 9, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments
Added by karen marie schalk on August 9, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments
A fake member under the username of "Kate Kwame" (http://professionalstoryteller.ning.com/profile/KATEKWAME?xg_source=activity)
has recently joined and is trying to scam us. This is the original message they posted/commented on my profile:
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile…Continue
I am still here. Got over colon cancer. I finally finished college and got my doctorate in Educational leadership. I am a published author now. My book is called Grandma Honey's Storytelling Hour. I am presently working or trying to work with parents and children on bullying, something I have tried to do years ago. I guess they are taking it serious now. Some parents are taking their children out of school because of the bullying. It is terrible I tell you, something has to be done and it…Continue
I’m in the middle of mulling a story. It is really the beginning of the crafting process, I am thinking at irregular intervals about the various different angles I can approach the material. I ask myself every so often what is the story about, what is the meaning of it all, how does it help me make sense…Continue
Added by Kate Lawrence on October 9, 2016 at 7:27pm — No Comments
I bombed at The Moth. Yep, in front of 300 people I performed so badly I was the lowest score of the night!
I don’t have storyteller imposter syndrome, I am an imposter, a storytelling imposter.
Or am I?
Let me review.
On reflection I think my story…Continue
I have this wacky theory I’d like to explore here on my computer screen, that involves the letter L.
It seems to be a happy happenstance that words with the same first letter can often be grouped together.
I noticed the other day when writing out the first step for creating…Continue
Added by Kate Lawrence on September 4, 2016 at 11:50pm — No Comments
When I teach storytelling workshops one of the hardest thing for me to explain is the nature of the progress that needs to be made by the teller in the story; the internal journey of the teller.
And a critical part of this if showing us the emotions that they felt as they grapples…
Added by Kate Lawrence on August 29, 2016 at 9:25pm — No Comments
I was always terrified of public speaking, yet drawn to it was as well. While I debated through my high school years, I was a first speaker in the debating team which meant I knew exactly what I was going to say.
If I had to give some rebuttal I was beside myself with nerves;…Continue
Added by Kate Lawrence on August 16, 2016 at 5:52am — No Comments