Learn how to tell stories for entertainment, teaching, coaching, healing or making meaning.
Author: Ashley Ramsden
Publisher: Hawthorn Press
Learn how to tell stories for entertainment, teaching, coaching, healing or making meaning. It contains a wealth of stories, exercises, questions, tips and insights to guide your storytelling path, offering time-tested and trusted ways to improve your skills, overcome blocks and become a confident and inspirational storyteller.
An expert's advice on the art of storytelling with 11 charming folk tales
Author: Ruth Sawyer
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
An expert's advice on the art of storytelling with 11 charming folk tales
Author: Ruth Sawyer
Ruth Sawyer has spent a lifetime in the study of the art of storytelling and The way of storyteller sets forth in terms of her own experiences the goals towards which every storyteller must strive. The book includes much detailed advice on specific stories and there are lengthy reading list of source and reference books. There are also eleven stories retold by Ruth Sawyer, all from Europe and all favourites of hers.
In the novel, this is poignantly reflected in the storyteller's story, but also
significantly, in the story of the narrator and daughter, who we are told was also
sick as a child. In this way, her story is also revealed to follow her father's, but
also one of ...
Author: Areti Dragas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Focusing on the figure of the storyteller, this study breaks new ground in the approach to reading contemporary literature by identifying a growing interest in storytelling. For the last thirty years contemporary fiction has been influenced by theoretical discourses, textuality and writing. Only since the rise of postcolonialism have academic critics been more overtly interested in stories, where high theory frameworks are less applicable. However, as we move through various contemporary contexts engaging with postcolonial identities and hybridity, to narratives of disability and evolutionary accounts of group and individual survival, a common feature of all is the centrality of story, which posits both the idea of survival and the passing on of traditions. This book closely examines this preoccupation with story and storytelling through a close reading of sixteen contemporary international novels written in English which are about actual 'storytellers', revealing how death of the author has given birth to the storyteller.
This collection is a sign of my respect for the trust the storytellers placed in me by
sharing their stories and a way of sharing with readers my love of the islands ,
their people , and their stories . “ Iakwe ” has been the storytellers ' way to
Author: Daniel A. Kelin
Publisher: Bess Press
Collects 50 stories recorded from 18 storytellers on 8 islands and atolls in the Marshall Islands.
Brian Way Charatcers: 22 male, 12 female, extras.
Author: Brian Way
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
Brian Way Charatcers: 22 male, 12 female, extras. Doubling as low as 8 male & 4 female Within a framework using the character of the Mirrorman and the Toyman, imaginative adaptations of The Princess and the Pea, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Giant and the Golden Hairs and The Nightingale are interwoven. Length of production flexible depending on use of adaptations. For all ages.
It is a way to round off an action with a note of finality (without it storytellers would
hardly know how to end their stories). It is the storyteller's way of clarifying how he
feels morally and perhaps emotionally about the characters and events that ...
Author: Leland Ryken
Why the Good Book Is a Great Read If you want to rightly understand the Bible, you must begin by recognizing what it is: a composite of literary styles. It is meant to be read, not just interpreted. The Bible’s truths are embedded like jewels in the rich strata of story and poetry, metaphor and proverb, parable and letter, satire and symbolism. Paying attention to the literary form of a passage will help you understand the meaning and truth of that passage. How to Read the Bible as Literature takes you through the various literary forms used by the biblical authors. This book will help you read the Bible with renewed appreciation and excitement and gain a more profound grasp of its truths. Designed for maximum clarity and usefulness, How to Read the Bible as Literature includes * sidebar captions to enhance organization * wide margins ideal for note taking * suggestions for further reading * appendix: "The Allegorical Nature of the Parables" * indexes of persons and subjects
The Storytellers This collection of stories has been translated from Crow into
English by the brothers Henry Old Coyote and ... PLAIN FEATHER The primary
storyteller for “ Rabbit Child : A Crazy Dog of the Crows , ” “ The Saga of Red
Author: Phenocia Bauerle
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
With vigor and insight, Crow elders tell their favorite stories of the exploits of memorable leaders from years past in The Way of the Warrior. Rousing adventures and unforgettable warriors inhabit these tales: the impetuous Rabbit Child, who rushes to his fate as he keeps a sacred vow; the rise to power and dreaded revenge of Red Bear, one of the greatest and most spiritually powerful Crow leaders; the dazzling success and even greater shame of Spotted Horse; and the legendary bravery of Top of the Mountain. ø Decades ago the storytellers represented in this volume?including Carl Crooked Arm, Plain Feather, and Cold Wind?recounted these tales to two Crow brothers, Henry Old Coyote and Barney Old Coyote Jr. The Old Coyote brothers recorded, transcribed, and translated into English the accounts, which have now been edited and introduced by Barney's granddaughter, Phenocia Bauerle. Bauerle?s editing has preserved the power of the traditional Crow oral tales and has made them accessible to non-Crow readers as well. The result is a work that entertains and teaches readers about traditional Crow leaders and their world. This remarkable collection of stories also shows that the values that guided and inspired the Crow people in the past remain meaningful for them today.
THE STORYTELLER'S WAY It's because the storytellers have been so faithful
That all these tales of infidelity come to light. It's the job of the faithful to evoke the
unfaithful. Our task is to eat sand, our task is to be sad, Our task is to cook ashes,
Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Gathering more than sixty years of poetry, Collected Poems showcases the brilliant career of a "great American transcendentalist" (New York Times). An extraordinary culmination for Robert Bly’s lifelong intellectual adventure, Collected Poems presents the full magnitude of his body of work for the first time. Bly has long been the voice of transcendentalism and meditative mysticism for his generation; every stage of his work is warmed by his devotion to the art of poetry and his affection for the varied worlds that inspire him. Influenced by Emerson and Thoreau alongside spiritual traditions from Sufism to Gnosticism, he is a poet moved by mysteries, speaking the language of images. Collected Poems gathers the fourteen volumes of his impressive oeuvre into one place, including his imagistic debut, Silence in the Snowy Fields (1962); the clear-eyed truth-telling of his National Book Award–winning collection, The Light Around the Body (1967); the masterful prose poems of The Morning Glory (1975); and the fiercely introspective, uniquely American ghazals of his latest collection, Talking into the Ear of a Donkey (2011). A monumental poetic achievement, Collected Poems makes clear why poets and lovers of poetry have long looked to Robert Bly for emotional authenticity, moral authority, and artistic inspiration.
Bit by bit they invented new ways to feel more lonely , becoming more isolated
from another by the day . The Story was violently interrupted as the Storyteller
gave way to a terrible coughing fit . The images he had conjured dissolved at
Author: Tom Glaister
Publisher: Tom Glaister
You might not know it but you, everyone you know, and the world itself are all but figments in the imagination of a Storyteller on another planet. Each night foolish creatures called Bloons gather around him to listen to the latest crazy antics of Hoomanity. But it seems as though the Story itself has got out of control. The Hoomans appear set on a course of self-destruction and the Storyteller's health is failing as a result. A Bloon by the name of Bozo volunteers to enter the Story and the Storyteller writes in a boy called Theo to accompany him. Travelling the planet in search of a Cure, they seek the counsel of the Awakened Ones and are pursued by a terrible force they only know as the Enemy. All hope for the Storyteller lies in their hands. And if he should die then our world might just disappear along with him...
For perhaps the king and Shahrazad were bound together in ways he himself
could not fathom, but could hope that his ... For many moments, Shahrayar did
not acknowledge the vizier in any way, instead continuing to sit gazing upward
Author: Cameron Dokey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"ONCE UPON A TIME"IS TIMELESS In a faraway kingdom, a king has been betrayed. Deeply hurt and bitterly angry, he vows never to be deceived again. Unfortunately, the king's plan to protect himself will endanger all of the realm's young women, unless one of them will volunteer to marry the king -- and surrender her life. To everyone's relief and horror, one young woman steps forward. The daughter of a legendary storyteller, Shahrazad believes it is her destiny to accept this risk and sacrifice herself. On the night of her wedding to the king, Shahrazad begins to weave a tale. Fascinated, the king lets her live night after night. Just when Shahrazad dares to believe that she has found a way to keep her life -- and an unexpected love -- a treacherous plot will disrupt her plan. Now she can only hope that love is strong enough to save her.
American storyteller Barry McWilliams says that listeners' minds are 'the canvas
on which the teller paints his tale' and that ... This ritual was the storyteller's way
of making a connection with the audience, and extending an invitation to them to
Author: Margaret Parkin
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Coaching is rapidly proving to be an invaluable aid to personal development and a successful way to enhance performance within organizations of all types. More and more people are also discovering how to use storytelling to bring about change and reinforce learning. Tales for Coaching combines these two approaches into a powerful and effective technique to assist personal change. Showing you how and when to use stories to maximum effect, whether you are coaching an individual or a group, the author demonstrates how your coaching can have greater impact with the effective use of storytelling. Complete with sample stories that can be read aloud in a variety of coaching situations, Tales for Coaching includes 50 tales that will immediately help coaches, trainers, managers and educators to reinforce key messages or stimulate fresh thinking.
Both Kiowa storytellers and their listeners comment on stories and make
interpretations as they go along ( Lassiter 2000 ... Although the storytelling
sessions are always open and the listener may participate any time , the
storyteller generally ...
Author: Gus Palmer
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Among the Kiowa, storytelling takes place under familiar circumstances. A small group of relatives and close friends gather. Tales are informative as well as entertaining. Joking and teasing are key components. Group participation is expected. And outsiders are seldom involved. This book explores the traditional art of storytelling still practiced by Kiowas today as Gus Palmer shares conversations held with storytellers. Combining narrative, personal experience, and ethnography in an original and artful way, PalmerÑan anthropologist raised in a traditional Kiowa familyÑshows not only that storytelling remains an integral part of Kiowa culture but also that narratives embedded in everyday conversation are the means by which Kiowa cultural beliefs and values are maintained. Palmer's study features contemporary oral storytelling and other discourses, assembled over two and a half years of fieldwork, that demonstrate how Kiowa storytellers practice their art. Focusing on stories and their meaning within a narrative and ethnographic context, he draws on a range of material, including dream stories, stories about the coming of T‡im? (the spirit of the Sun Dance) to the Kiowas, and stories of tricksters and tribal heroes. He shows how storytellers employ the narrative devices of actively participating in oral narratives, leaving stories wide open, or telling stories within stories. And he demonstrates how stories can reflect a wide range of sensibilities, from magical realism to gossip. Firmly rooted in current linguistic anthropological thought, Telling Stories the Kiowa Way is a work of analysis and interpretation that helps us understand story within its larger cultural contexts. It combines the author's unique literary talent with his people's equally unique perspective on anthropological questions in a text that can be enjoyed on multiple levels by scholars and general readers alike.
CHAPTER 4 – MARRIED IN JUNE, DIVORCED LATER STORYTELLING THE
OLD FASHIONED WAY posted Jun 1, 2010 9:36 AM People have always said of
me that I am a storyteller, that is, a person that likes to tell stories that are ...
Author: Elias Sassoon
The book is a compilation of articles I wrote for my daily blog on Facebook. The focal point is the life of the everyday, beaten-down writer and what it takes to be a writer facing the ordinary adversities of the craft. I don't try to sugarcoat anything; instead, I attempt to let you know what it means to be a functioning writer who struggles for each word, and struggles with the lack of financial and commercial success. How does the ordinary writer who works at a mundane job by day and writes by night hold it together? How do they continue to be productive? How do they continue to inspire themselves in a world that doesn't care? How do they keep themselves from becoming bored? All of this is explored in the articles contained in this small book on the creative writing process. I hope it can act as an inside look to all those interested in the subject or working in the field.
One day, shortly after the release of my last book in the market, I was on my way
home from work when I thought about my ... to be the lead actor, but at most other
times, I've been an incidental character or simply the unbiased storyteller.
Author: Sudha Murty
Publisher: Penguin UK
Every one of us has a life-affirming story to tell... The inspiring true stories of the interesting people who inhabit the pages of Sudha Murty’s books leave an indelible impression on us. But the books are able to chronicle the stories only of the men and women Mrs Murty has come across personally in the course of her social work. There must be so many more wonderful stories that scores of others have to share. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven is a collection of twenty such memorable true-life stories. Handpicked by Sudha Murty from entries submitted in an open competition run by Penguin, they capture the hope, faith, kindness and joy that life is full of even as we make our way through the daily grind. Moving and uplifting, this is an anthology that will engross and delight every reader who believes in the goodness of the human heart.
When I write of storytelling I use the word 'joys' with a certain touch of irony.I know
as wellasanyone else how dangerous storiesare, and how dangerous for the
storyteller they canbe. Colleagues have been jailed, tortured, murdered,
Author: Ben Okri
Publisher: Head of Zeus
From Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri: twelve of his most controversial non-fiction pieces form this collection on the theme of freedom. Ranging from the personal to the analytical, covering subjects such as art, politics, storytelling and creativity, A WAY OF BEING FREE confirms Okri's place as one of the most inspiring of contemporary writers. 'All I wanted to do was to remind myself at all times to just sing my song. To just sing it through all the difficulties and silences' BEN OKRI.
by the way in which the story was built on wordplays and favors neither the man
nor the woman. ... By having the woman refer to the Tree of Knowing in this way
rather than by its name, the Storyteller subtly reminds his audience of the ...
Author: Ellen A. Robbins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The story of the Garden of Eden is one of the most familiar in the Bible. But if we read it without preconceptions, we discover a narrative as its original audience would have heard it, as its author intended. Robbins explores why the man was created first, and the woman for and from him. She elucidates the reason for the particular punishments, and why the storyteller gave a woman the starring role. She does all this by highlighting the importance of wordplay in the Garden of Eden story. This book introduces not only a wordsmith but, above all, a supreme storyteller who is bound to become a personal favorite.
Wallace ' s account of revitalization movements as homeostatic adjustments of
society ' s mazeway goes a long way toward elucidating the persistent cycles of
folk revival in Western cultural history . “ Progress ” and " growth ” are dominant ...
Author: Joseph Daniel Sobol
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
This is the seed of The Storytellers' Journey, Joseph Daniel Sobol's history of the past thirty years of American storytelling. In this compelling examination of the contemporary search for myth, Sobol explores the social and psychological roots of the storytelling revival and the ever-resurgent power of the storyteller. Drawing on interviews with dozens of storytellers around the country, Sobol paints the revival as part of a larger process of cultural revitalization. He traces the growth of the preeminent revival organization, the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (NAPPS), and details the individual passions, the organizational politics, and the economic, social, and mythic forces that have combined to transform a ragtag assemblage of enthusiasts into a national and international network of arts professionals. A seemingly chance encounter between a restlessly ambitious high school teacher and a coonhunting tale on the car radio sets off a chain of inspirations that changes the face of a small southern town, touches lives across America, and revitalizes a homely but treasured art form.
The Storyteller's Role The storytellers . . . they are the ones who are the archives
of traditions. They must educate themselves to perfect their art. The storyteller
represents a symbol of peace.Because you are political in a way.The storyteller is
Author: Margaret Read MacDonald
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Examining storytelling through the distinct voices of ten traditional tellers, this text offers a look at their lives and art as they discuss their reasons for telling, their uses of the stories, and the influence of their cultural heritage.
Storytellers Share Advice for the Classroom, Boardroom, Showroom, Podium,
Pulpit and Center Stage William Mooney ... When we don't say the words of a
story aloud , we lose one of the easiest ways to access the musical quality of a
Author: William Mooney
Publisher: august house
Interviews with respected storytellers provide information on all aspects of storytelling