Posts tagged: Midwest Storytelling

When Cats Could Fly playing in the Indianapolis Fringe Festival

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“When Cats Could Fly…” is a family comedy event. A dyslexic childhood in New York City has given Eric Wolf a rich tapestry of warm funny family stories (fact and fiction) to draw upon for your entire family’s amusement. (Ages 9 to 99) This show has a empowering effect on parents of dyslexic children, dyslexic students and other students who have learning struggles. Eric Wolf will be performing “When Cats Could Fly…” at the local Cook Theater as a part of the Indianapolis Fringe festival. Read more »

Brother Wolf’s Storytelling Summer Intensive and Workshops in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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Eric Wolf, known in the storytelling community as Brother Wolf, will lead a Summer Storytelling Intensive and Workshops June 3–7, 2011 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Designed for storytellers at all levels of ability, each day will offer workshops that focus on attitude, skills, or business aspects of storytelling. Participants can choose to attend for part or all of a day, several days, or the entire five days. Read more »

CD Review – Blarney

cover-blarney Available from Yvonne Healy, 5193 King Road, Howell, MI 48843, Phone: 810-813-3000.
Email: Stories@YHealy.com
Order online from www.yhealy.com/products.html
$14.00 (includes shipping & handling)

Reviewed By Linda Goodman

A citizen of two cultures, Irish and American, Yvonne Healy spoke both the Irish and English languages until she started elementary school. After that, Irish was her parents’ secret language, used to discuss things forbidden to children’s ears. From this world of diversity, cultural respect, and unspoken secrets was born one of America’s most endearing storytellers.

A little bit Ireland and a little bit USA, Healy’s stories have Read more »

Octavia Sexton – The Jack Story a Traditional Tale for Everyone.


Press Play to hear Octavia Sexton talk about Jack Story and how this traditional tale belongs to everyone. on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf.

Press Play to hear Octavia Sexton talk about Jack Story and how this traditional tale belongs to everyone on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf Show.

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Octavia Sexton writes…
I think most people probably know that a Jack Tale is a trickster story and Jack. They’ve been around for over 800 years – originating in the British Isles. The stories came to North America via European settlers. The stories told in the Appalachian Mountains began to change through the years to reflect the environment and cultural traditions that emerged among the mountain people.

I grew up in a storytelling tradition and stories were a part of life. I heard a variety of stories not only through kinfolk but also at school. I went to a one-room school and the only thing to do at recess was sing songs, tell stories and play games that did not require ‘stuff.’ We didn’t have any ‘stuff’ to play with because we were all just a bunch of poor country kids. I think I established myself very early as a storyteller. I remember being 5 years old and standing on a big rock in the yard of one of my uncles’ houses and telling tales to my cousins, aunts and uncles who gathered on the big front porch. We had all kinds of stories, but I never knew what a Jack Tale was until I went to college.

After eighth grade, Mommy asked me if I wanted to get married or go on to high school.
I went on to Read more »

Laird Schaub The Application of Story to Group Facilitation and Community Living.


Press Play to hear Laird Schaub speak about The Application of Story to Group Facilitation and Community Living on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf.

Press Play to hear Laird Schaub speak about The Application of Story to Group Facilitation and Community Living on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf

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Laird Schaub Writes…
“As a consultant, I’m often asked to work with groups that consider themselves stuck. In helping them
understand how they got there and the choices they have to move through it, I always start with the stories-the way in which each person makes sense of their reality as a member of the group. Invariably, the stories don’t all match. Sometimes the realities are Read more »

Tejumola Ologboni – Walking the Talk with Street Storytelling.


Press Press Play to hear Brother Wolf speak with Tejumola Ologboni on Walking the Talk with Street Storytelling.

Press Play to hear Brother Wolf speak with Tejumola Ologboni on Walking the Talk with Street Storytelling.

Tejumola Ologboni – Walking the Talk with Street Storytelling

A little more on the Artist…

Teju of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a master storyteller and folklorist of international renown. He draws listeners into stories with gestures and movements, and sometimes with music made on traditional Africa instruments. Some of his stories are filled with Read more »

Brother Wolf: An Interview by Stephanie Benger

Audience SB: When did you first start podcasting your show “The Art of Storytelling”?

BW: I started that podcast in April of 2007.

SB: And you’ve done over a hundred, haven’t you?

BW: There are 103 online, with 17 more waiting to be uploaded.

SB: And is it mostly an American audience?

BW: I view the podcast as an International project. 44% of my audience is overseas. I’ve been working really hard to connect with international potential audience when they’re in the United States.

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