But with stories, the code or reason we have chosen that story to tell, will, with sincere…
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It can be a delicate operation to separate a story’s performance issues from a story’s content and structure. In this series I am only looking delivery, not content.
I mentioned in the last post something I have dubbed being ‘stiff with preparation’ and this happens when…Continue
Now I know that you know that there are whole books dedicated to public speaking so I don’t expect to cover the field in this wee blog post, but I would like to focus on three areas:
There is a three part process in true, oral storytelling:
1. Finding a story
2. Crafting your story
3. Performing your story.
In this series of four posts I will be focussing in on the last part, the performing, and in this first post I indulge in a reflective…Continue
Added by Kate Lawrence on July 10, 2016 at 11:21pm — No Comments
Following on from last weeks post, here is a five step process for including senses in your oral stories.
Step one (and I know this is a big one): Be story ready. Have your story worked out. Practice it a few times.
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Imagine its a warm day and you are holding a ripe lemon. Its been broken off a small branch of the lemon tree and along with a few lemon tree leaves there is also a little gathering of lemon flowers. Put your nose up to the lemon, breathe in deeply and smell the sweet-sour scent of the fruit. Now breathe…Continue
Added by Kate Lawrence on June 6, 2016 at 8:53pm — No Comments
Ok, so I seem to be the most prolific blogger on this site at the momenty, but assuming that is ok, I will keep putting these posts up....
Oh dear, ethics, what have I unleashed? When I thought all was certain, I find quicksand.
It feels like I'm making a set of…Continue
Ethics in personal storytelling, like in most areas, is complex and tricky. In this series of blog posts (which at this point are just a blink in my eye, not planned, let alone written), I want to explore several aspects of storytelling ethics.
Added by Kate Lawrence on May 13, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The National Storytelling Network's Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling issues a grant each year to an outstanding storytelling service project. In the past, the Brimstone Award has gone to storytelling projects focused on veterans, at-risk youth, people with life-threatening illnesses, and more. Projects have focused on topics as varied as youth mentoring, environmental conservation, collecting oral histories, grief support, and community development. Learn more about this award…Continue
A few months ago I attended a Year 12 parent teacher interview for my son, Sam. I quite enjoy these outings as it gives me a chance to engage with my beautiful, introverted and semi verbal 17 year old.
The first interview was with his maths teacher Jake,…
Added by Kate Lawrence on April 28, 2016 at 8:16pm — No Comments
It was the late 1980’s and I was suffering with spinal problems that had affected my walking. I had lost strength in my body and particularly my legs. It was painful to stand, walk or sit. One day, I was led to some sacred teachings on healing through…Continue
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The more I think about storytelling and explore ways of learning and understanding it, the more amazed I am at how deeply embedded story is in this life, and conversely, how deeply we are embedded in story; it really is the water we swim in.
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I have just come across a fascinating online story resource called Biology of Story, which describes itself as an interactive documentary . You can watch…Continue
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Entered a blogging contest to write my stories on paper and put on the web. Read the blog posts then go to Wattpad.com to read the stories http://bobbiekinkeadtales.blogspot.com/ then listen to the…Continue
Added by Bobbie Kinkead on March 3, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Wow, oh blimey. This has been quite an eventful day for me. I have been out on the road performing a particular set of childrens stories for pre-school children for a couple of years, and today I had to send the information to an important client.
This was a bit of a step, as I have travelled a log way with Lottie and Mr. Columbine, the magical old Moth Shepherd and his young friend who lives in the house at the top of his garden. I really love doing these stories, and I tend to…Continue
Added by Glenn Martin James on January 28, 2016 at 4:50pm — No Comments
King John did not like to be foiled in anything he did, and he found himself in a very tricky situation. Sitting on a hastily erected throne on the edges of the forest he sat there, eyeing the trees suspiciously as if daring them to move without his permission. He had a shocking bad temper and could be frighteningly cruel and scary when he lost it. Twice he had thrown his crown into the moat and made the guards go swimming in there looking for it. That takes a long time when you have to…Continue
Added by Glenn Martin James on January 28, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments
Are you bursting with creative flair? Yes? Aged 5-16 years? Then we need you! Our Young Creatives Awards Scheme has returned for another year, in partnership with Penguin Books, WHSmiths and Photobox.…Continue
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