Check out today’s Life! section for a spread on storytelling along with a list of sessions for adults- anyone keen to attend The Storytellers’ Circle tomorrow?
Professional storyteller Rosemarie Somaiah is spot-on to say that storytellers love listening to stories as much as they enjoy telling them (I am paraphrasing here). I love listening to stories too, and am a little disappointed that there won’t be a storytellers’ showcase at this year’s SISF.
I once watched Rosemarie perform a story which had some parts in Mandarin (I think it was at Share-A-Story’s 1st Anniversary celebrations), and later she told the audience that she has always wanted to learn Mandarin, and she hoped she wasn’t too bad- she wasn’t.
I like that storytelling gives people the opportunity to use their newfound skills them while telling stories! Roger Jenkins, whose storytelling workshop I attended last week, told us a story where he also signed. I thought that was just awesome, then entertained the thought of learning how to sign as well! (One thing at a time!)
So yes, I’m keen on attending The Storytellers’ Circle! Sure sounds like fun :D