I just sent a Dave from Scotland to your website. He was looking for a storyteller to tell at his wedding in August. He wants histories and Ghost stories. I hope you can help him find what he needs. (Somehow he found my webpage when he searched for storytellers in Scotland. I would loved to have done the gig, but the travel was just to much. sigh.)
Nice meeting you Tim. I have not been very active lately in this plataform but i hope to get involved again. I studied in the US my career (BFA in Acting) and i really miss hearing and learning from across the sea.
Doubt it's still your birthday, Tim. I'm looking at east coast U.S. time, but that doesn't mean my wishes for a great time are any the less. May the fun continue on, stretching it out. Enjoy it!!! That's my hope.
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Storytelling in India is largely done in a traditional manner (involving mythology & religion). Every state has it's own form of storytelling...some sing the stories, some are travelling tellers, some use cloth paintings (similar to kamishibai). But this art form is dying with modernisation and advent of TV.
The are a few modern storytellers like me (and several others) cropping up all over India and we want to keep storytelling alive. We trained under one of the more prominent teller/ trainer here, Dr.Eric Miller. And I wanted to give his reference to Caroll. However, Caroll did communicate directly with him.
Thanks for your message, Tim. We should indeed get our paths to cross, yes. I'd like that. I will be at Festival at the Edge this year, doing a bit of MC-ing and running one or two of the storyrounds. Are you going to be there this year? Otherwise, I'm sure we'll bump into each other sooner or later. Let's hatch a plan for it... Debs
Tim, I have just stumbled across you here and am well chuffed. Because...I wanted to thank you sincerely for your no-nonsense, bumbling-daydreamer-proof, clear and friendly Storyteller's FAQ. It is wonderous. I discovered it a couple of years ago when I started telling (or, rather when I realised that storytelling was in fact what I had indeed been up to all these years and decided to apply myself to it properly!). It was a godsend, a tonic and a bleedin' relief to find it. And now I've found you, and I can finally thank you for writing it. Thank You.
I am a storyteller from India and I have been telling stories to children at Urban schools for the past 4-5 years . I will be visiting London in the first week of May and would like to meet some storytellers and maybe watch their performances . I shall be grateful to you if you could help me in getting in touch with a few of them ? Any possibility of meeting you ?
Ah, Tim, I've been away from the ning site for a while & didn't know you had joined it. Glad to see you here & on facebook! Would that I could find a way to introduce you to Tom. Tim & Tom. Trust me, it would be a fun combination.
As Kevin said, it's been too long since you've been able to be here in the states, but I understand.
Welcome to Professional Storyteller. Don't know if you remember, but we met years ago when Marni Gillard brouhgt you to our Story Circle meeting. Lots of improv fun that night! Good to know you're wisdom will be ahred here as well as on Storytell.
Thanks Tim, I will take you up on the invitation one of these days. Just in case you have a category for the longest running Storytelling class at the university level taught by one person -- I may be in the running as I am celebrating 20 years with that course this year!
Re. what's new with me. I've just finished my second CD "People Who Made a Diffference, Vol. 1." Still busy producing storytelling events for adults in this area. Plus my producing partner and I are doing a once a month hour storytelling program on public access TV, which will hopefully entice people to come to our live events.
Mike Lockett here! I am a storyteller from a small town named Normal, Illinois in the USA - hence the name "The Normal Storyteller." I have enjoyed your website for some time and have recommended it to lost of others. It's nice to meet you here in cyberspace. Thanks for providing other storytellers with some really nice information. I hope you enjoy your contacts on this site. Mike