Social Network Sites, Listserves, and Storytelling Rings

Storytell Listserv STORYTELL, sponsored by the National Storytelling Network (formerly sponsored by the Texas Woman’s University) is a forum for discussion about storytelling. The list is a place for discussion of issues and interaction on topics of concern to the storytelling community. Storytell Listserv Professional Storyteller http://professionalstoryteller.ning.com/ Storytelling Ring http://i.webring.com/go?ring=storytelling&id=197&next This home page contains numerous …

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Virtual Storytelling Sites

The Very not ordinary Storytime An audio/video site – you will hear 13 stories and see one video. Some are for children and all are for adults. These stories are on a hospital radio network of 300 stations from Ireland to Australia. Storyteller.net http://www.storyteller.net/ This site offers such features as Story of the Week and …

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Workshops, Seminars, Classes & Institutes

Communicating Through Story http://www.carolmon.com Web page for story consultant and storyteller Highlights Workshops http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/ Writing for Children workshops: Writing from the Heart: Telling Your Stories on Paper, Workshop leader Joy Cowley Proprioceptive Writing http://www.pwriting.org A non-profit organization providing Proprioceptive Writing therapy, writing coaches, a distance teaching program, PW workshops on authentic voice, a certification program, …

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Storytelling Around the World

Australian Storytelling http://www.AustralianStorytelling.org.au Australian Storytelling showcases Australian storytellers, stories, guilds, events, and links. Storytelling in Canada http://www.storytellers-conteurs.ca/ German Storytelling Activities http://www.erzaehlen.de/ Listing of storytelling activities in Germany. English introduction available. Palabros de Cologne http://www.palabros.de In German St. John’s Storytelling Circle http://www.storytellingstjohns.ca/circle.html A local storytelling circle based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada Stories & Resources http://www.thestorytelling-resource-centre.com …

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Youth Storytelling

Fox Tales International Fox Tales website contains more than 100 lesson plans that use storytelling and poetry to teach history and ecology. Students can post stories. Teachers can print hand outs. There are links to other sites and a growing number of on-line lessons that provide teachers, librarians, students and storytellers with a rich resource …

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How to Become a Storyteller

by Flora Joy, florajoy@comcast.net Every professional storyteller once asked this same question. Even if you are considering becoming a “just-for-fun” storyteller, you are likely filled with some anxieties, apprehensions, and lots of questions about the process. “How do I begin?” “Will folks laugh at me?” “How do I book my first gig?” “When do I …

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Everyone Speaks Laughter

By Lyn Ford In his 2001 Viking Penguin publication, Laughter: A Scientific Investigation, Robert R. Provine stated, “… ‘ha ha’, ‘ho ho’ or ‘he he’. These ‘words’ are part of the human universal vocabulary, produced and recognized by people of all cultures… There are thousands of languages, hundreds of thousands of dialects, but everyone speaks laughter …

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Creating Connections, One Story at a Time

By Penelope Starr Once a week I meet up with four friends and we walk a mile along a dry-river path to a coffee shop where we sip beverages, eat bagels and gab. Our ages range from late fifties to early eighties—we have more than three hundred years of combined life stories to share. Last …

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