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February 2011 Blog Posts (11)

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The child stood, hurt and confused. There seemed to be no way out of the maze - she had tried and tried

walking this way and that, looking for the right way out. The giant had taken her out of her safe home

and dropped her in the middle of this prickly, confusing and dangerous place. 

 

She had tried fighting her way through the walls of privet, but all she had succeeded in doing was 

hurting herself more.

 

It was getting late, the night was…

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Added by Olivia Wells on February 27, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Here be oak at Barley Hall, York

Saturday last I was telling at Barley Hall in York . Hidden down a tiny alley between Stonegate and Swinegate and a mere stones throw from York Minster, it is a reconstructed and renovated Medieval Hall that is a veritable sweetshop of sensory delights. And so I was like a kid in a sweetshop at the hall, because it has been rebuilt using ancient skills and techniques. It is also softly lit with low light, some horn windows & scented candles, and decorated with the flowers, herbs, and…

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Added by Dave Tonge, 'The Yarnsmith ' on February 27, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments

Here be Oak at Barley Hall York

Saturday last I was telling at Barley hall in York . Hidden down a tiny alley between Stonegate and Swinegate and a mere stones throw from York Minster, it is a reconstructed and renovated Medieval Hall that is a veritable sweetshop of sensory delights. And so I was like a kid in a sweetshop at the hall, because it has been rebuilt using ancient skills and techniques. It is also softly lit… Continue

Added by Dave Tonge, 'The Yarnsmith ' on February 27, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Where you can find my stuff

Just in case I don't write too many blog posts on this site, here's where you can find my other stuff on the Web. If you have any questions, drop me a line here or at mtlbard@gmail.com!

Main site:

http://www.documentia.ca/storyteller

Blogcast:…

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Added by John David Hickey on February 21, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Storytelling Theory

I've got a blog located elsewhere - and am finally back to posting occasionally critical review and storytelling theory.

recent articles include some thoughts about framing, and a list of 'story round/ story sharing' don'ts for discussion.

If anyone is interested... here is the link (there's an RSS feed to sign up to).

http://perfectlyflawedworld.wordpress.com/

Have been looking a lot at Tim E's  …

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Added by Kat Quatermass on February 19, 2011 at 7:41am — No Comments

Why Storytelling? By Reisa Stone

Why Storytelling?

 

Storytelling is a way to inform each other of our deepest needs,…

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Added by Reisa Stone on February 16, 2011 at 2:52am — No Comments

THE STORY OF MOUSELAND (As told by Tommy Douglas in 1944 and Adopted by Oluoch Madiang’ in 2011).

 

(KENYANS - Please find some time to tell this story to your parents and siblings and children and friends and workmates and church and mosque and matatu crew till 2012. Alternatively, if you are not a storyteller, I am one and can come tell it to your gathering)

 

Mouseland was a place where all the little mice lived and played, were born and died. And they lived much the same as you and I do.

 

They even had a Parliament. And every five…

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Added by OLUOCH-MADIANG' on February 11, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

WORDPLAY: Games That Teach Storytelling Game #14

NAME:  KA-POW NAME GAME

LEARNING GOAL: PRACTICING SOUND EFFECTS & IMAGINATION BOOSTER

GAME OBJECTIVE:  LEARN THE OTHER TELLER'S NAMES

# OF PARTICIPANTS:  3-30

FORMATION:  SEATED CIRCLE

PROPS:  NONE

LEADER'S ROLE:  Start the Game with an Appropriate Example

DESCRIPTION:  The leader announces that it's time to learn names and practice sound effects.

The sound effect each person will choose should begin with the same letter of sound as…

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Added by Anthony Burcher on February 9, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments

SAN: Starving Artist Network



 

Greeting Professional Storytellers

 

Diamond D Grier (Pres/CEO of SAN)

 

We have just signed what we believe is the most funny

clean comedian/Storyteller. No profanity, and the ability

and diversity of the person will feel the void of what the…

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Added by SAN: Starving Artist Network on February 8, 2011 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Food in Folktales

Very interesting topic. During your research, did any folktales, fables from Africa surface?  Thanks,

Added by Jeanette Vaughn Waddell on February 8, 2011 at 7:42am — No Comments

It will soon be Saint Valentine's Day again, I wonder how many of you know of the story of Valentine and how it was he was given the title "Saint."

    Here is the story of how Valentine had the word Saint added   to his simple life "after his death."





 St. Valentine's Story…

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Added by Dorothy Milnes Simm (Seligor) on February 5, 2011 at 12:49pm — No Comments

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