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November 2010 Blog Posts (15)

Watching 2cool4schoolers transform

I was working with some P6 and P7 pupils on a storytelling training workshop and it was very interesting to see the difference in attitude between P6 and P7. The 'too cool to get excited by storytelling' atmosphere at the start could have stifled all creativity, but thankfully, didn't put me off. It was a bit difficult getting the audience participation going on the first story, but humour won out! By the time the second story had shocked the class and forced them to laugh at themselves, even… Continue

Added by Raquel McKee on November 24, 2010 at 6:37pm — 1 Comment

Travelling Storyteller now on YouTube

Hello fellow storytellers, the time has come - I've left my London job subtitling and committed myself fully to the road of story.

In January I go to Asia on a tour of India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Phillipines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and Sri Lanka until November 2011.

I plan to collect stories, tell stories, create stories and send stories home via YouTube. I would really love to meet up with other storytellers in these countries…

Added by Vicky Parsons on November 23, 2010 at 6:23am — No Comments

Snow Queen, org. written by Hans Christian Andersen

Kay and Gerda were the best of friends. To get from one of their houses to the other, the children simply had to skip over the street and knock on the door. Every single day, they



Added by Christi U. on November 18, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments

All Alone Fair Maid? The stories of Newfoundland tradition bearer Alice Lannon

This past summer, the Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada held their 18th annual conference in St. John's, Newfoundland. As part of that conference, we wanted to feature one aspect of our intangible cultural… Continue

Added by Dale Jarvis on November 16, 2010 at 2:46pm — No Comments

The materials of storytelling

Inviting you to read, comment and share. Just go into the Agora>categories (toolbar)>The materials of storytelling>scroll to the bottom.

Regards, Limor.

Added by Limor Shiponi on November 15, 2010 at 12:34am — No Comments

Easy Christmas Stories -- any sources or recommendations?

Dear fellow tellers,

I accidentally started two discussion groups with my question yesterday, but I hope by addressing you through a blog post you can advise me.

I have been invited to tell stories to a beginning English class here in Germany (near Munich), third graders. I have some stories I normally would tell, but since the holidays are coming, I am looking for some easy stories, the kind one might tell to kindergartners or preschoolers, with…

Added by Judith Alexander on November 12, 2010 at 7:06am — 2 Comments

It was something special!

The Heroes Day celebration was truly something special. Jamaicans in a live audience, connecting with the Jamaican Creole stories told, as only Jamaicans can ...and of course, the food!

But the highlight of the week for me was when one Jamaican admitted to me that she was moved to tears by my performance of the story of the hero Paul Bogle. What a compliment!

Here's hoping the rest of the year is just as good or better.

Added by Raquel McKee on November 8, 2010 at 6:46pm — No Comments

De cuando estuve Allá

En un tiempo de mi vida llegue a vivir en un lugar increíble, donde los bosques son inmensos y la niebla que por ellos flota es hermosa, carga con ella un encanto que te hace sentir feliz en todo momento, donde solo existe el presente, donde Elfos y Hombres se miran como iguales.

Ese lugar está plagado de hadas y duendes con ojos de mil colores, hay…


Added by Rubén De La Torre on November 8, 2010 at 1:22am — No Comments

peter, the Story Teller

The Story Teller

The world is telling a story....................
Your story and mine, scripted and ready, is playing out.
We are distinct and significant
Yet we are one of the whole, a story yet to be told.
As we create and tell our stories,
we delude ourselves, for a brief moment,
We are "gods"
- creative - indifferent to the world.
then we return, free (or is it trapped) to recite our lines
and live out our chosen scripts.

Added by peter teong on November 7, 2010 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Storytelling Guild Victoria's blog

Good gum trees, we are busy. Check out our blog to see all our happenings! Love to tell stories with you all anytime.

Added by Storytelling Australia Victoria on November 7, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Noel the Christmas Pony

For everyone who has inquired about Noel, the pony found pitifully emaciated and near death in a boarded up barn in BC. Here he is, one month short of two years later. He was rescued by Kevan Garecki & the SPCA Dec. 4/08. Noel is healthy, partially trained under saddle, and ready for adoption! This pony went from Hell to Heaven.…


Added by Reisa Stone on November 5, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Silver Forest, Golden Key.

There was once a young woman. She stood, at the entrance gate of a garden, and the size of the gate was so high and wide that she could see no way to climb in, or walk round, for the garden was surrounded by a very high wall. Covering the wall was a thicket of dark thorns - sharp and needle pointed, and all facing towards her.

She had been told by her father that in order to start a new life she had to enter this garden, using a golden key. And this key was inside the…

Added by Olivia Wells on November 3, 2010 at 3:37pm — No Comments

WORDPLAY: Games that teach the skills of Storytelling #11


Learning Goal: Explore Character Motivations

Game Objective: Have each person contribute to a plea for help

# of Participants: 3-20

Formation: Seated Circle

Props: None

Leader's Role: Help group choose a story and subsequent character

Description: The leader helps the group chose a familiar story from fairy tales, tall tales, literature, the Bible, history, etc. From that story the group chooses a main…


Added by Anthony Burcher on November 2, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

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