Monday, August 29, 2011

See you at the Fair

This coming weekend is the annual Fourth Street Festival.New this year: The Spoken Word Stage at 4th and Dunn.

Come hear a few Guild members telling stories on Sunday at 12:20!

(images from 2010 Festival)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

In Print

The new issue of "Bloom" is out -There's a lot to read in this anniversary issue!

Be sure to check out page 61:
Thanks to Stephanie and Mary for giving readers a glimpse of our group and thanks to the tellers who gathered to be photographed one evening after work.
Enjoy your copy of Bloom, and if you are reading our blog and want to join us in our various activities, please
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Song as Story

A song ain’t nothin’ in the world but a story just wrote with music to it. —Hank Williams, Sr.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The True (not magical) Secret

"What is this mysterious art?

Is there really a magical secret to learning and telling a story that only a few can discover?

I think not.

In my experience with several hundred storytelling students, I've found that nearly everyone can tell an acceptable story." "As for being an outstanding storyteller, that is a different matter, for storytelling is like other arts: in order to be truly great, you almost have to be born with that inner talent. How do you know whether or not you have it? Only by working on some stories and telling them to an audience.

But, to repeat, almost everyone who takes the time to learn can become a competent storyteller."

from: Handbook for Storytellers, by Caroline Feller Bauer.