Valentines Day Love Stories…

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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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Yankee Ingenuity

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Written and performed by Jo Radner; $15, including shipping and handling.
To order, email jradner@american.edu.
Also available on CD Baby.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joradner

Reviewed By Linda Goodman

I became a fan of Jo Radner at the New England Modern Storytelling Festival in Windsor, Maine in 1997, when I heard her tell a story about outhouses. On that cold (thirty degrees), rainy September Saturday, I also fell in love with the people of Maine. There they stood, bare-footed and wearing shorts, listening in rapt attention to the stories being told. I was reminded of my own Appalachian kinfolk. No amount of Read more »

Not Your Average Newsletter

Doug Elliot Storyteller

Hi All

I just opened my email inbox and once again found on e of those infrequent treastes of the natural world from Doug Elliot. Now I know that if you are like me – you have subscribed to a lot of storytellers email lists. I get emails newsletters about traveling, performing, book writing, and of course, telling stories. Doug is an artist who I have continuously looked forward to reading his newsletters since I first started getting them. I wanted to recommended his writings to you as I know he has yet to let me down.

Doug Elliot’s writing always fills me with the deepest respect for the natural world and how I can interact with it. To be fair – he dosen’t send his newsletter out too often. When he does they are always interesting and entirely unique with in the storytelling community. Doug is the real deal. His storytelling is an outgrowth of his love of the natural world. I hope that he will continue to send me newsletters for years to come.

You can read his latest literary work on his blog – and you can subscribe to his newsletters on the right hand side of the page lower down. Why so hard to find Doug? Also you can read – watch videos or just check him out on his website http://www.dougelliott.com

All the Best

Eric Wolf

Storytelling: The Oldest Art

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Tales from around the world told by Cris Riedel
Website: http://www.storiesconnect.com
$15.00 includes shipping & handling. To order email: cris@storiesconnect.com

Reviewed By Linda Goodman

This delightful CD, recorded live at Debbie’s Café in Wayland, New York, features familiar multi-cultural tales given new life by the strong voice and enthusiastic telling of an intuitive teller who grabs the essence of each tale and makes it sing. Cris Riedel clearly treasures these stories. From England’s Lazy Jack, the folktale predecessor of Forrest Gump, to Europe’s Clever Manka, who outsmarts the men in her life at every turn, the listener in engaged and eagerly anticipates the next chapter. Read more »

Bedtime Stories from Brother Wolf Youtube Channel

Been working on these stories a while – I hope you enjoy this storytelling.

Eric Wolf

The Top Storytelling Blogs of 2012

I wrote an article like this back in 2009 – there has been a lot of water under the that bridge and I rarely write articles for this bog – but recently someone twitted about that old post and I thought – what they heck might as well update my readers. Keep in mind that many of these people have become my friends, I apologize to any worthy storytelling blogger who feels excluded form this list.

By the way only four of these storytellers linked to other folks who are writing blogs on the subject of storytelling – bad karma for the rest of you… 3 of them are the top 3 listed. In this world with limited web resources devoted to oral narrative or any form of narrative at all – we have to stick together.

1. The Moth’s Blog

Wow – while my back was turned the Moth has been turning out stories and racking up rewards to the credit of those hard working folks at the Moth office in New york. If you have the chance get your self to a Moth event.

2. Granny Sue’s Not just Storytelling Blog

Granny Sue is a serious blogger – she understands and walks the Read more »

Storytelling Experts on Youtube

Storyteller Mark Goldman has been steadily collecting very short video responses from storytellers you know and love allover the country.

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