In case you are new to the blog, or came in part way through the series, Let me recap what I’m doing. In just about 5 years, I have come to thoroughly love the art of storytelling. But there is a lot that I still don’t know about it. With that understanding, I’m on a journey to understand the different types of oral stories I keep hearing about. I hear about many, but I don’t fully understand what makes them different.  So I have been reading and watching videos and talking to storytellers from all over. So far, here are the oral storytelling times I wrote about: 

  1. Folktales
  2. Myths
  3. Fairytales
  4. Fables
  5. Folklore
  6. Personal narrative stories

The rest of the oral storytelling times that I plan to cover are:

  1. Historical Tales
  2. Literary stories
  3. Biographical stories
  4. Biblical stories
  5. Horror/ghost stories
  6. Legends
  7. Tall tales
  8. Nakali (Iranian)
  9. African oral traditions
  10. Sigana Storytelling performance (which may fall under African oral traditions)

As you can see, there are a lot to still cover. And I am excited about that! There are some many great things to share about the art storytelling, and I look forward to sharing what I find. As always, if you have something to add to understanding oral storytelling, let me know. Until then, be sure to browse the other blog post that start with “The Stories We Tell”. And be sure to tell your story on purpose. 

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