Thursday, September 25, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XIV : Stor e Telling July August 2004

Hans en Grietje
Heinrich Leutemann
I am traveling back in time and updating all of my Stor e Telling columns for Storytelling Magazine since 2002 I have checked all of the links, updated those that have new URL's and deleted others that have found their way to the Internet graveyard. Through the summer and beyond I will continue to update the columns and post them on my blog until all of the breadcrumbs lead to the end of 2006. At the end of the blog you will find links to the columns from 2007 – 2013.

I continue to write for Storytelling Magazine but will not be adding current columns until the following year. If you want immediate access to the newest websites, consider becoming a member of the 
National Storytelling Network. Please feel free to comment on the blog and let me know if you find this useful. 

4 to 40
The name of this interesting site is based on their goal to cover age groups from 4 to 40. Offering folktales and stories from around the world, including Jakarta, Estonian and Ukrainian folktales, as well as the Panchatantra and more, I would say this site is ageless!

A Flowering Tree and Other Oral Tales from India
The entire book by A. K. Ramanujan is online for generations to read, relish and enjoy.

Bawdy Ballads and Far Fetched Folklore
How can you resist a site with a title like this one? This oral history of the rural south is sure to please.

Searching for songs, fingerplays and games to add to your storytelling? From Alouette to Wiggle in My Toes, this is the place jump, jiggle and jive!

A generous list of ethnic lessons plans surrounding the art of quilting. From Ashanti to Zulu you will be stitching your stories and lessons together in no time at all.

Russian Sunbirds
While this site is home to Russian lacquer art it also offers a stunning array of Russian folktales, fairytales, songs, literature and poetry.

Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide
A 35 page guide for collecting oral histories from family and community members, including tips, forms and questions to get you started.

Storytelling Power
Storyteller and author Chris King offers two insightful articles on the art of tandem telling and sharing personal stories.

How to Develop the Fine Art of Tandem Telling

Tips for Telling Effective Personal Stories

The Center for the Voice ~ Presentation Skills - Hints for Success
Storytellers don’t just tell stories; they present workshops, give keynote speeches, and share their wisdom during panel discussions. Here are a few suggestions from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary to help put those presentation anxieties to bed!

The Netwoods Virtual Campfire
Summer is here and with it the sound of crickets and cub scouts! This site will help you put together a roaring campfire program before you can say, “Pass the s’mores please.”
* The original site is now defunct but you can still access the resources through this link on the Wayback Machine.


If you missed any previous Stor e Telling posts the links are below:


January February - Folktales, myths, legends and pourquoi stories from around the world and a few other sites to whet your appetite.

May June - American Life Histories from the WPA Project, Mayan and Philippine folktale's, public domain tales dating back to the 1880's, seasonal stories of forests, frogs, moons and maidens, solar folklore and more.

July August - Trickster tales, Kenyan folktales, flower fables and participation stories to put some fun in your summer storytelling. 

September October – Included is a guide to collecting family folklore, folktales from Britain, Russia, Kashmir, fables from the Panchatantra, Jataka stories, and Native American legends ready to be explored.

November December - Resources for Jack Tales, puppets, ghost stories, educational resources and activities, Australian storytelling, traditions and folklore from the Orkney Islands. For extra fun the Book Hive link will lead you to stories by the amazing Jackie Torrence and other well-known tellers. Next stop, 2003!


January February - Folktales from Africa and Norway, Borneo myths and legends, ghost stories, storytelling games and resources, and a wee bit more.

March April - Grant resources, improvisational games to add to your storytelling residency, Native American Trickster Tales, information to keep your voice in tip top telling shape and more.

May June - The theme for the Storytelling Magazine issue was Grant Resources and all the links have been checked. I hope you will find something to help you discover that pot of gold!

July August - Some delightful sites to whet your storytelling appetite. You will find Andrew Lang's colored fairy tales books and more of his works, stories from the Arabian Nights, Hodja tales and more stories about trees than you could ever hope to climb! I hope you find something useful for your work.

September October - You will find a wonderful site that offers stories searchable by continent, country and theme. Also, Legends of Guam, Western Yugar folktales, teaching benchmarks by state, resources to care for your voice and more.

November December - Resources focused on Appalachian Literature, oral history resources, including the StoryCorp project, Legends of Maui (a bit timely since two hurricanes are heading to Hawaii tonight; stay safe everyone) and a few more treats.


January February - There are Philippines folktales, two oral history resources, stories for a variety of holidays and tales of pirates, boggarts and more. 

March April - Tibetan, Irish, and Afro-American folktales, a grant planning tutorial, video's featuring some of our best known storytellers, songs for teaching and a wee bit more.

May June - This issue's theme from 2004 was Oral History so you find a plethora of resources: Veterans, Civil Rights, Appalachia, over 50,000 eyewitness testimonies from Holocaust survivors,  lesson plans, photographs, documents, videos, audio, maps, from the Library of Congress and more. This post is one to savor on a cold winter's day with a hot cup of cocoa!

2007 - 2012

Stor e Telling Columns 2007-2012

All 31 blog posts, along with a brief synopsis for each one, in an easy to access post at the link below. 


Stor e Telling Columns 2013
From 1001 Night to 2001 Story Resources – This link will lead to you one blog post with all of my columns from 2013. 

Karen Chace 2014 ©
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