The weather is hot. The Olympic games are getting hot. And storytelling shows have stayed hot! In the mist of all that is going on in the world, I'm glad to see that storytelling is still alive and well online and growing in person. While I normally only cover the DC, MD, and VA area, … Continue reading Storytelling Shows in Aug
If you have a storytelling show coming up next month I'd love to add it to my monthly listing. Send me the following info: Name of the eventLink to the event (Facebook, Eventbrite, your website, etc.)Theme (If you have one) Note, this for Storytelling SHOWS, not workshops or classes. You can use the this link … Continue reading Who has storytelling shows in Aug
Good news! The Cicadas will be gone this month! Better news! Storytelling Show are still here! Many storytelling organizations are transitioning from all virtual to in-person or in-person with live streaming. There are still virtual shows out there, and I have a collection of them to share with you. The only in-person shows I will … Continue reading Storytelling Shows in July
If you have a storytelling show coming up next month I'd love to add it to my monthly listing. Send me the following info: Name of the eventLink to the event (Facebook, Eventbrite, your website, etc.)Theme (If you have one) Note, this for Storytelling SHOWS, not workshops or classes. You can use the this link … Continue reading Who has shows in July?
Ghost stories aren't among the stories I normally tell. Honestly, the scariest story I tell is knowing that my youngest daughter, Baby Girl, has a crush on a little boy. As a dad, I can't think of much scarier than that. So not ready. But for others who love ghost stories, scary stories, horror stories, … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Horror/Ghost Stories
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 … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – A Quick Recap
Once upon a time not long ago, I thought of storytelling in 3 forms; bedtime stories, stories used in a public speaking, and the 'war' stories from veteran military members and firefighters. That's it. Man! How much I have learned in 5 years! I now understand there are at LEAST 17 types of oral story … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Personal Narrative
Not sure about other parts of the world, but here in the US we have gone from Summer to Fall with the flip of a switch. One thing that hasn't changed, the need for stories. Taking advantage of the greater connectedness of the internet, here are shows that I have found and some that were … Continue reading Storytelling Shows in Oct
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?