the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts
If you are a member of the National Storytelling Network (and if not, why not?) and save the hard copies of their amazing Storytelling Magazine, you know it is always filled with insightful articles from talented storytellers and educators.
I have been blessed to pen the Stor E Telling column since January of 2002 and currently have 109 pages of Internet research on a wide variety of themes, holidays and subjects. Some of those sites have been categorized and used in my blog and newsletter, and I have all of the articles from 2002-2006 on the publications page of my website found here http://www.storybug.net/stor-e-telling.html; all you just have to point and click.
Arbor Day.org The official site with everything to help you support and share this important day. http://www.arborday.org/
I shared this site in 2003 but it certainly bears repeating. Cristy West’s growing website offers curricular resources, essays, organizational links, poetry and folktales from some of our leading storytellers and scholars. Rest in the cool shade of its branches and let the spirit of the trees nourish your soul. http://www.spiritoftrees.org/
“Award winning conservation charity dedicated to restoring the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland.” From Alder to Yew, this site is offers an array of myths and folklore of the Caledonian Forest that will surely complement an Arbor Day storytelling program. http://www.treesforlife.org.uk/forest/mythfolk/index.html
We all know that sometimes our audiences need to “get the wiggles out” and what better way than to have them sing along! Your toes will be tapping and your fingers snapping as you explore this fun site full of songs that just add some extra Zip A De Doo Dah to your storytelling programs. http://www.bussongs.com/
A wonderful array of tales from Cambodia featuring folktales, and stories of the mountains and temples. http://gocambodia.com/Cambodian_folktales/index.asp
Edited by W. B. Yeats and published in 1888 the stories are here to enjoy, courtesy of Sacred Texts. Revel in tales of the Merrow, Changelings, Pookas, Fairies and Banshees, Saints, Priests, Giants and Devils, Kings, Queens, Earls and Robbers; Yeats covers them all! http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/yeats/fip/
Eighty-four stories published in 1907 by Jenkyn Thomas, along with a page of pronunciation notes. http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/wjthomas/bl-wjthomas-...
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Free, fun animal clipart to spice up your storytelling brochures, library posters, classroom curriculum or web pages! http://classroomclipart.com/clipart/Clipart/Animals.htm
“Fairyland is not on any map, and some people actually insist that there is no such country…” So begins the introduction to this delightful book, edited by Esther Singleton and published in 1903. Stories from England, France, Poland, Bohemia, Russia, India, China, Italy, Denmark, Ireland and Spain are contained between these cyber covers and include such authors as Perrault, Grimm and Anderson. In the words of Esther, “All you need is a comfortable chair and a bright fire…” http://www.elfinspell.com/GoldenrodTitle.html