"A story beats with the heart of every person who has ever strained ears to listen. On the breath of the storyteller, it soars. Until its images and deeds become so real you can see them in the air, shimmering like oases on the horizon line." Cameron Dokey, The Storyteller's Daughter

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

October is nearly here with all its beautiful blue skies, multi-colored leaves and just the hint of "spook" in the autumn air.  Whether or not you believe in ghostly activity, almost everyone loves a good ghost story.  This time of year is just brimming with the harvest of fruits, vegetables and stories to cause a chill up your spine.  Don't miss out on the wonderful opportunities to enjoy these tales.  Storytelling venues abound this month, from those that the littlest children can enjoy, to ones that can cause a bit of thrill to the adults.  Check into what's available and don't let this time of year find you without a good tale to repeat around the winter fire later.

Monday, September 5, 2011

School has started and the feeling of fall is in the air.  Warm days and somewhat cooler nights are upon us and tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables are ripening.  It's an exciting time of year when hopes and goals for learning are bright and each day promises a new adventure.  To me, it means that it's time to start thinking about booking a storyteller into your school for a classroom presentation or an assembly.  It also means that it's time to start thinking about the season of ghost tales and spooky stories. Don't wait to get the magic of storytelling into your life, and enjoy the beautiful days ahead.