Saturday, December 15, 2007

An invitation to view "The Storyteller and The Listener Online"

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., USA -- As a boy growing up in central Pennsylvania. Robin Moore found Christmas and family storytelling so intertwined that he couldn't separate them. Moore offers tips for enrichening holiday traditions of any faith with family storytelling in today's issue of The Storyteller and the Listener Online.
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The Storyteller and the Listener Online, a noncommercial newsletter, publishes guest essays on the role of story and narrative in peacemaking, healing, bridge building and reconciliation in the community. Propose an essay at
Holly Stevens, editorThe Storyteller and the Listener Online healing_stories@mac.comOak Ridge, North Carolina, USA(336) 643-5947
This announcement is being shared with a storytelling listserv I belong to as well as a carefully selected handful of blog sites that seem to focus on family storytelling traditions during this time of year. I don't expect responses but will gladly reply to anyone who chooses to email me back. -- Holly Stevens

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Mitten

How did Stephanie fit all those puppet characters into one old mitten? The preschoolers were amazed as first a mouse, then a frog and an owl and a rabbit and a fox and a wolf and a great big bear squeezed inside. They really did go in. We all saw their feet and tails disappear. Then the tiny ladybug came creeeping up....put just one teeeny tiny toe inside.... and.... KABOOM!
Puppets flew out into the audience in all directions! Kids squealed and scrambled to catch them, causing temporary chaos.
It was a hard act to follow, Stephanie.

Friday, December 7, 2007


Why is 'possum's tail bare? Ask Patty.
Or the 2nd and 4th graders who've been lucky enough to hear her tell the tale this week!

Monday, December 3, 2007

A Storytelling Gathering

The Bloomington Storytelling Guild will have its annual holiday gathering on Sunday, December 16th. Check your email for details!