Category: Storytelling in Ceremony

Diane Edgecomb – Place Based Nature Storytelling.


Press Play to hear Storyteller Diane Edgecomb talk about place based nature storytelling on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf.

Press Play to hear Storyteller Diane Edgecomb talk about place based nature storytelling on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf.

Diane Edgecomb Storyteller
Diane writes…
In this interview with Eric, I speak about how the various elements of nature mythology can be an enlivening force both for those who hear
you tell and for your own journey into this ancient form of meaning. Storytelling a landscape and being storied by it is one of the most intimate and rewarding nature journeys one can take. Read more »

Rafe Martin – Zen and the Art of Spiritual Storytelling.


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Press Play to hear Rafe Martin speaks about Zen and the Art of Spiritual Storytelling on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf.

Rafe Martin

Rafe Martin speaks…
Many years ago (staring in the early 1970’s and on) I began walking two traditional roads – that of formal Zen practice and that of storytelling. My first public storytelling events actually took place at the Rochester Zen Center in 1973. For many years the two roads went running in happy parallel, sometimes visible to each other from across the ravine, sometimes hidden by bushes, boulders, trees and vines. In the later part of the 80’s the two roads began to join up and intertwine, weaving in and out, braiding and re-forming from story elements old and older, ancient and new. The worlds of oral storytelling and Read more »

Victoria Burnett – Stories that Sing


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Press Play to hear Victoria Burnett speak on Stories that Sing on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf.

Victoria Burnett

It has always been my belief that the arts represent a key component in the effective presentation of the storytelling experience. From my earliest experience as a classroom teacher in the Washington D.C. area and later as a librarian in California, I recognized the power of integrating the arts in storytelling to teach through various curriculum.

If we as storytellers and educators recognize and respect the fact that Read more »

PR- Brother Wolf to receive Oracle Award for work on the Art of Storytelling Show.

Eric Wolf has been selected to receive an Oracle Award for Distinguished National Service to the storytelling community by the National Storytelling Network.

Eric James Wolf Eric Wolf (Brother Wolf) will be presented with the Oracle Award in recognition of his work as producer and host of the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf Show during the last evening of the National Storytelling Conference on July 31st, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The National Storytelling Network (NSN) gives the Oracle Award for Distinguished National Service to individuals who contribute their time and energy in an exemplary manner on the national level.

The National Storytelling Network is dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling – as a performing art, a literacy tool, a cultural transformation process, and Read more »

Emil Wolfgang – Carrying the Pacific Island Storytelling Culture Forward.

Emil Wolfgang Tonga Storyteller


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Press Play to hear Emil Wolfgang speaks on Carrying the Pacific Island Storytelling Culture Forward on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf.

Emil Wolgang spoke at length on the role that storytelling can play in pre-industrial culture in the island culture of the pacific. Using stories as both a way of sharing knowledge of environment and cultural identity. Read more »

Baba Jamal Koram on the Power of Story


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Baba Jamal Koram Telling Stories

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Storytelling as Responsibility.

Baba Jamal Koram is a storyteller in the African American Griotic Traditions, he is a dedicated practitioner and teacher of the spoken word traditions and is a respected leader in the world of storytelling. Baba Jamal is a groundbreaking storyteller, educator, folk drummer and organizer. He is a past president of the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc. and is a 2001 recipient of its prestigious Zora Neale Hurston award. Called a storyteller’s storyteller, and a Griot’s Griot he continues to travel across the nation sharing his stories and his presence with thousands of school children and their families. Baba Jamal holds the B.A., M.S. and Ed.S. degrees, and is married and the proud father of children, grand children, and godchildren.

This master storyteller uses his stories to inspire, encourage, and to uplift the positive growth of our children and in our communities.

He has said:

“My South Carolina great grandmother Mary would say to her grandchildren, – Bring me a cool glass of water, and I’ll tell you a story. Then she would proceed to tell them one of Read more »

Tim Tingle – The Historical Perspective of Native American Storytelling.


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Press Play to hear Tim Tingle speaking about the historical perspective of Native American storytelling. on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf.

Tim Tingle Choctaw Nation storyteller
Tim Tingles Bio.

Tingle is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a sought-after speaker and storyteller, and an award-winning author of Native American fiction and folklore. Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle has requested a story by Read more »

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