"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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

School has started and fall is in the air (at least in northern Utah) with thoughts of colored leaves, crisp apples, cool nights and of course, stories.  Back-to-school carnivals and other such events are great places for storytelling, as are literacy nights and family get-togethers.  Tell your children what it was like when you went to school, what you did for fun, what your family was like....anything to get them interested in telling (and listening) to story.  What a great way to encourage reading at the beginning of this school year!  Think of hiring a professional teller to add some interest to your fall event.  I told stories at a family event in a shopping area last night and some adults came up and talked with me afterward.  They were thrilled to hear the stories, so don't think stories and storytelling are just for children.  Everyone loves a good story.