I don’t know if you have heard yet, but I am moving to Black Mountain, NC (near Asheville)in March 2017.The thing is that I have been running a very successful Christmas show (”A Christmas Carol”) here in Waynesville, Ohio, within driving distance from my Yellow Springs home. I make about $4,000 in December from it. I was thinking that I should pass the show on to someone. You know, teach a local storyteller the ropes of building a show like this. The storyteller could be male or female I truly believe that anyone could do it.
Then I had an idea. I could teach all the storytellers who want a show like this in their neck of the woods how to build it. You know; if you build it, they will come! Of course not everybody would have the skills, abilities and background to pull it off. I was wondering if you know a storyteller who would fit the bill?
They would have to have five basic distinct characteristics: Read more »
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The Last 25 Reviews – after your done reading them feel free to write your own by clicking the iTunes link on the right hand side of every page on this website…
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12 December, 2013
Wonderful resource and sense of community
Rating: 5 Stars
Thank you, Eric Wolf, for the opportunity to eavesdrop on your conversations with such remarkable people. It feels like being part of a conversation between master craftspeople, at the peak of their skill and talent. Spending some time in their company can only help to turn every listener into a better storyteller.
29 July, 2013
usdesi (United States of America)
I’m not even a storyteller
Rating: 5 Stars
But I love this podcast. I started listening for the stories, but stayed for the amazing insights that have enriched my life in all sorts of ways. So much practical information for people who want to start storytelling, too! Definitely try it out. Hope he comes back, in the meantime, I’m re-listening to back episodes.
15 July, 2011
GranolaGirl88 (United States of America)
Rating: 4 Stars
Awesome! An interview with Tim Tingle!? He taught my Storytelling class for the University of Oklahoma’s travel study program in Santa Fe. I loved every minute of this trip with him as our captain. I am so looking forward to listening to this.
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Photo Credit ABC NEWS
One of these two things is not like the other.
Photo Credit The Daily Mirror
Dear National News Media,
I know that Justin Bieber is in danger of being deported and that that is critical, vital news, because he is a poor little rich kid who derives his power and status from your constant coverage of him and because all cable news shows seem to aspire to the journalistic greatness of People and US. I understand you guys need each other to thrive… but should that story become tiresome please remember that there are 300000 people in West Virginia who are still dealing with a water crisis. Read more…
What is your relationship to stories? I grew up in a home filled with other peoples stories. Yes my parents told me stories of their ill spent youth, but my family was poor in personal mythology or fables handed down from previous generations. Yes – I had Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs. I had piles of children books that my parents read to me, but my parents were poor in stories that they could pass on to me from my ancestors.
If I was poor then Lyn Ford was rich beyond description. In her book Affrilachian Tales she has chosen to share this wealth with the world. I can count the number of storytellers on one hand who tell stories on a daily basis that come from with in their family linage.
I am proud to count Lyn Ford among that select group of American storytellers who are telling stories on stage in front of audiences that they learned at a relatives knee at the age of six or seven.
Affrilachian Tales is a warm collection of Read more »
Book Review By Linda Goodman
Reading Mary Hamilton’s new book, Kentucky Folktales, is like taking a storytelling master class that leaves you with its full text instead of sketchy notes and skimpy handouts. Through the use of scary tales, tall tales, folktales, and family tales Hamilton sheds light on such issues as fear, parental neglect and abuse, healthcare, hunting, war, kingly challenges, smart women, and raising babies.
Each tale is followed by a commentary that relates Hamilton’s sources for her tales and notes on how she adapted them for her own storytelling performances. Most of the stories are also followed by the script of one of the original tales, making comparisons and detail mentioned in the commentary easy to follow. Read more »
Eric James Wolf
Recently I asked the storytell listserv a resource provided by the National Storytelling Network a simple question -When I say LOVE – what story, myth, fable or fairy tale first comes to mind?
Below are all the responses that I got to my question…
Beverly Nelson Comer Cinderella was the first story to come to my mind.
Carolyn Stearns Cinderella, I even make conversational references like home before my coach became a pumpkin
Brian Fox Ellis Baucus and Philomen, the Greek myth I most often perform at weddings!
Liz Nichols I’m kind of an anti-sentimentalist, so I like the myth of Artemis and Orion – it doesn’t have a happy ending – especially because Orion is clearly visible in the sky in February.
Carol Connolly The Blue Rose
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