Posts tagged: Western Storytelling

Kevin Strauss’s Environmental Storytelling Tips


Press Play to hear Kevin Strauss speak about applying storytelling to environmental science on the Art of Storytelling.

Press Play to hear Kevin Strauss speak about applying storytelling to environmental science on the Art of Storytelling.

Kevin Strauss Storyteller

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Applying Storytelling to Environmental Science.

Written by Kevin Strauss…
Introduction:
“Environmental Storytelling” has become a popular subset of the storytelling world, but until recently,
there was little agreement about what it was or how to do it. In this Blog follow-up to my interview on the Storytelling With Brother Wolf, I provide a definition for “environmental storytelling,” describe what makes a good nature or environmental story, and give some resources for environmental stories.

What Is Environmental Storytelling?
Environmental storytelling is the act of using live narrative performance to teach an audience about the natural world, how it Read more »

Tim Tingle – The Historical Perspective of Native American Storytelling.


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

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 »

K. Sean Buvala – Telling to Teenagers and Tweens.

K. Sean Buvala talks about telling to Teenagers and Tweens on the Art of Storytelling with Brother Wolf

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Telling to teens and tweens.

K. Sean Buvala writes
My techniques to facilitate storytelling with adolescent boys.

It might be difficult to understand the benefit of storytelling to adolescent boys if the unique nature and difference of the teller’s art is not understood. Storytelling to this population requires some specific techniques.

1. Make storytelling presentations without precursor, introduction or warning. I refer to this technique as “stealth” storytelling. In other words, announcing that “we are going to have a story” may result in the audience of boys turning off their ability to listen. My stories to a group of boys just begin with little or no framing or introduction. To begin by saying, “I almost ran a drunk over in the parking lot last night” has much more power than, “Let me tell you a story that I think will help you…”

2. Tell personal, true tales. Boys benefit by hearing how adult men (and women) have handled the “shadow” or difficult Read more »

Fran Stallings talking about environmental storytelling…

Fran Stallings is a committed environmental storyteller who has practiced earth storytelling all over the world.

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Environmental Storytelling; Telling hope to inspire action.

Fran Stallings writes…
My main concern with this topic is the observation that many of our Environmental tales are DOWNERS. While our storytelling ancestors probably used them as Read more »

Rachel Hedman – Child Storytellers Speak Out: What They Wish Adults Knew

Rachel Hedman spoke about working with storytelling and children.

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Child tellers speak out: what they wish adults knew.

One of the most touching storytelling interviews I have done to date. I love the passion in Rachel’s voice and storytelling as she tells the story of Black socks. I hope you are inspired in your work with child storytellers.

——-Rachel writes…
Child tellers often have silent wishes regardless if they attend elementary, middle, or high school. When given the chance to speak, these are the top three wishes:

1. Wish to meet other child tellers
2. Wish to have friends rather than coaches
3. Wish to be leaders

Perhaps you will be the one to help grant these wishes.

Wish to meet other child tellers
Children are lucky if they attend a school that has a storytelling club. Sometimes “storytelling club” comes under such guises as 4H groups, Forensics (public-speaking contests), or theatre. Storytelling may not be the pure focus of these Read more »

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