September marks the beginning of our storytelling season. We're making plans and looking for spooky stories, getting ready for the flurry of activity around Halloween.
This is also when the public library resumes regular preschool storytimes.
Storytellers use books and props and flannelboards
and puppets to enhance the listening experience
and introduce young audiences to story appreciation.
There were plentiful plates full of good food - healthy salad,
fruits and veggies --
and one must mention the pie
and the still warm brownies
that accompanied the also plentiful conversation.
We had lots to discuss: the upcoming Festival of Ghost Stories on Oct. 25, with the auditions on Oct. 4th; some exciting ideas for promotional activities; a weekend of storytelling that will include both Wintertelling and a workshop in February -- you will be hearing more about all this.
We welcomed a new member
and missed those of you who could not join us.
It was a fine beginning
to what promises to be a very good Storytelling season!
Summer's almost gone...so it must be time for our annual Fall Gathering.
The Bloomington Storytellers Guild invites members, their families and friends, and anyone interested in the traditional art of storytelling to join us for a Fall Picnic on Sunday, September 22.
We will gather in the Lions Den Shelter House at Upper Cascades Park on Bloomington's north side around 5:00 pm. (note: this facility IS handicapped accessible!)
Bring a pitch-in dish to share and whatever you prefer to drink, and we'll supply plates, forks, and cups.
We'll talk about the coming storytelling season and answer questions about the Guild and its activities. Yes, there might be a story or two as well!
Dues are due, if you are a teller who wants to tell with us, send an email if you have questions about this.
The Bloomington Storytellers' Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. In addition to being a means for sharing classic folk and fairytales of our times (and times past), storytelling encourages use of the imagination, listening skills, and an interest in reading.
Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee.