There was a TV show here in the US called Grimm. It was a modern retelling of the Grimm's Fairy Tales. I loved the reexamining of classics I've known all my life. And as the series went on, it drew on fairy tales from around the world. It was the beginning of me learning that … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Fairy Tales
Grandmom, the storyteller My grandmom is still, to this day, my favorite storyteller. She wasn't a professional storyteller. I didn’t even understand that she was telling me stories as a kid. Grandmom would just say stuff, and my imagination would take over. I could see the wind talking to the sun. I was there when … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Fables
In Dec of 1999, I remember sitting on a metal folding chair in a big empty room. The room is in a 60 year old fire house. And technically, it's not a room, it's where we parked the fire service vehicles. The space also doubles as the bingo hall/meeting space. On that night, with about … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Folklore Isn’t Storytelling?