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Ethics in Storytelling: Certainty Unleashed

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…


Added by Kate Lawrence on May 19, 2016 at 11:44pm — 2 Comments

Ethics in Storytelling (No 1) - Words in Flow

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

Why All Stories Love Noise Cushioning Carpet and Curtains

Like my knee jerk reaction to people asking me if I have been reading any more stories lately, I can struggle when trying to get people to understand what a storytelling event needs in the way of…


Added by Kate Lawrence on May 5, 2016 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

Call for Volunteer Readers May 2016: National Storytelling Network Brimstone Award

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…


Added by Tim E on May 4, 2016 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

How to fill your back pocket with little stories

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…


Added by Kate Lawrence on April 28, 2016 at 8:16pm — No Comments

A Powerful Tree Restored My Strength!

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…


Added by Sista' Joy on April 28, 2016 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Are we letting baby media kill grandmother story?

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.



Added by Kate Lawrence on April 21, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Time and Memory: Three Great Exercises To Find Stories

There is a seemingly brilliant book called “Your Life As Story” by Tristine Rainer, and one day I will know for sure just how brilliant it is, but for now (and the last four years, since I bought the book), I only know that the first third is…

Added by Kate Lawrence on April 16, 2016 at 7:05am — No Comments

Story is a Living Thing and Living is a Story thing: Biology of Story: An interactive Documentary

I have just come across a fascinating online story resource called Biology of Story, which describes itself as an interactive documentary .  You can…


Added by Kate Lawrence on April 6, 2016 at 5:48pm — No Comments

How personal storytelling is like dream work, only easier

Personal story work reminds me a little of dream work, but easier.  Dreams are set in a coded language that can be hard to crack. 

But with stories, the code or reason we have chosen that story to tell, will, with…

Added by Kate Lawrence on March 31, 2016 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Hidden benefits of the story crafting process

Viktor Frankl was right, ‘The meaning of life is the meaning you give it’.

 Frankl was a Jewish psychiatrist incarcerated for three years in concentration camps.  After the war he penned a small but incredibly influential book originally called 'Nevertheless, Say "Yes" to Life: A…

Added by Kate Lawrence on March 25, 2016 at 4:10am — No Comments

Blogging A to Z

Entered a blogging contest to write my stories on paper and put on the web. Read the blog posts then go to to read the stories then listen to…


Added by Bobbie Kinkead on March 3, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

"Sending Mr. Columbine"

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…


Added by Glenn Martin James on January 28, 2016 at 4:50pm — No Comments

"You Can't See the Hood for the Trees"

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…


Added by Glenn Martin James on January 28, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Introducing Young Creatives 2016

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.…


Added by Emma Southcombe on January 13, 2016 at 8:01am — No Comments

Anne E Stewart: WORKSHOP. In the Spirit of Kinship to Country.... Stories for the Journey.

Photo: Poppy Cagacj for “Daylesford Strong Women” Exhibition Jan 2015, Daylesford Convent Gallery

In this one day workshop Anne E…

Added by Storytelling Australia Victoria on December 10, 2015 at 10:16pm — 1 Comment

Expression of Interest: International Storytelling Festival Iran 2016

Expression of Interest: International Storytelling Festival Iran 2016

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Added by Storytelling Australia Victoria on December 10, 2015 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Witchcraft Gothic Storytelling for Grown ups


Is the new storytelling show for grown-ups I've been working on...again collaborating with my talented songwriter and musician friend Louise Cairns.…

Added by Amanda Edmiston on November 8, 2015 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Cailleach Bheur, the blue crone, Queen of Winter

'She was needed, Carlin now she became and midwife too, loved and needed by the people in her new home, learning to tend the goats and heal with herbs, many stories can be heard, I hear versions that she held Spring back and brought it forth...that eventually she became one with the hills, known as the Cailleach, but those are stories for you to discover.' …


Added by Amanda Edmiston on November 8, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments

Have you ever had a story in your head that you just couldn't wait to write?

Have you ever had a story in your head and just couldn't concentrate on anything else until you wrote it?  Well that happened to me today.

I was at a networking event this morning in a local pub, a conversation with the landlord led to him telling me about an event they were holding on the weekend.  Rather strangely it is a scarecrow festival, without discussing anything else I just couldn't get scarecrows out of my head.

When I got home shortly afterwards despite having other…


Added by Peter Rowlands on September 2, 2015 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

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