The History of Storytelling and the power storytellers possess!

An interesting article… The original post can be found here http://novan.com/storytel.htm“THE HISTORY OF STORYTELLING!”Ever since mankind became imaginative, storytellers have been explaining everything people encountered, whether or not it was true. These storytellers are modern humans most influential people.© Donald Louis Hamilton Human Imagination has given mankind the unique ability to communicate abstract concepts and ideas […]

Inspiring stories to pass on!!!

I am always in awe of people who have thousands of stories tucked away, ready to whip one out whenever needed. I like to think that one day, I’ll join those few. Certainly to be a storyteller requires a certain number of stories and one thing I am happy about is the ability to make […]

Nobel Prize Storyteller

I read this article and it strikes me the millions of reasons we all have for choosing to tell stories and then also wondered why people would then choose not too. Regardless of who we are, our loves, lives, backgrounds, our stories are possibly the most important part of who we are and what makes […]

Storytelling and Reading – It works!

Storytelling is Useful, Fun, Exhilerating, Imaginative and Educational. It’s Amazing!  I am always amazed at the impact storytelling can have on encouraging and developing an interest in reading in both children and adults. There is so much evidence that storytelling is possibly THE most useful tool in nurturing literacy that it’s crazy that so many people still doubt […]

Wondrous Winter Tales!

As the nights draw in, winter provides the perfect opportunity for people to gather together, warm themselves with a mulled wine or hot chocolate and exchange stories. I’m looking forward the Guid Crack Clubs happening in Edinburgh and beyond over the next few months as storytellers share the most magical wintry tales. One of my favourite […]