"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, March 3, 2015

The Weber State Storytelling Festival last week was an amazing event.  I was able to perform a historical tale about two of my ancestors that came to America on the Mayflower and the sacrifices they made for freedom of the soul.  It was great to research and make that tale come alive for an audience.  I was also able to tell some folktales to appreciative audiences of children and adults alike.  I have also been privileged to share some stories with disabled adults and they were excited and receptive to the program.  It has been a great storytelling month, and as we celebrate Read Across America (thanks to Dr. Seuss), my hope is that more adults (and youth) will try their hand at sharing, and listening to, their favorite stories.  It's a fantastic way to promote interest in reading and kindling imagination in our youth.  Tell...and then tell some more!