In The Power of Personal Storytelling, professional storyteller Jack Maguire explains how to mine your memories to communicate more effectively, enhance personal and professional relationships, and understand yourself better so that you can better understand others.
The Way of the Storyteller First published in 1942, this classic work is unique in its blend of literary history, criticism, analysis, personal anecdote, and how-to instructions.
Kamishibai literally "paper drama", is a form of storytelling that originated in Japan. Popular in the 1930s and 40s, the storytellers delivered their stories in the streets off the back of bicycles. The story is told using picture cards that slide in and out of the picture frame. This kind of storytelling is said to be the precursor of manga and animation. As a way of taking stories into the streets and festivals, Kamishibai is again enjoying popularity but this time around the world!
Making a Kamishibai is a 'how to' guide for constructing a kamishibai rig for a bicycle.
This rig was built by Jackie Kerin and John Kean from thick cardboard, paper mache, canvas and timber. Its a great way to make one, especially if you don't have strong carpentry skills.
Kamishibai Library of Swaps
Jackie Kerin in collaboration with UK storyteller Derek Carpenter had the idea to set up a Kamishibai Swap hosted on Derek's site. To get a story out, you put one in. However if you are not the artist type and don't have any original stories to exchange, you can negotiate with the maker.
Storytelling in the Classroom was written by Jackie Kerin and Susan Pepper in 2004.
It is a practical guide for storytellers and teachers, (primary and secondary). It explores ways of developing a strong oral culture in the classroom using stories.
This guide can be downloaded and used as a resource by anyone but we request you do not publish the material without the permission of the authors.
Storytelling with young children
'Oral Storytelling: storytelling solutions for those who work with young children' by JB Rowley
Eleven themed programs of simple stories ready for telling as well as rhymes, songs and activities.
This is a blog site written by one of Storytelling Victoria's most experienced tellers in the field of Early Childhood
Songs and Stories Together
is a one-hour video of material for early childhood educators and playgroup leaders, with a companion hand-written and illustrated book to expand the collection further.
Author Kim Billington has experience and training in both mainstream and Steiner education, and has worked in Steiner Playgroups, Kindergarten and as a Class Teacher, as well as presenting adult education and parenting seminars around Australia.
order by request: $65 includes postage. Email Kim firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Art of Storytelling show is a long running podcast, where the host Brother Wolf interviews a wide range of successful and experienced storytellers from across the world, although mostly from the United States. In each interview, which goes for about an hour, the interviewee begins by sharing a story, this then leads into the conversation about how they approach their craft.
The Art of Storytelling Show website
The Art of Storytelling Show Podcast on Itunes.
The Moth: True Stories Told Live
The Moth is another resource that is accessible though itunes and a podcast. This is an event that now occurs across North America and even Europe, where audiences are moved and entertained by people telling stories from their lives, live without notes.
The Moth website
The Moth podcast on itunes
The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals
by The Great Courses
This is a downloadable online course, which over twenty four, half hour lectures teaches many aspects of storytelling. The downloadable audio version is normally priced at $199, but it is regularly reduced to $39.95, so if you are interested, wait until it is this price. It is a wonderful resource for aspiring storytellers.
The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals
and more books...
A definitive sourcebook of folktales and fairytales and the first of its kind to feature a variety of multicultural heroines.
A favorite of beginning storytellers. Easy-to-learn stories that never fail. Plus tips on learning tales and bibliographies to help find more.
The Mahabharata was originally known as Jaya, Devdutt Pattanaik seamlessly weaves into a single narrative, plots from the Sanskrit classic as well as its many folk and regional variants.
Montgomery (Monty) Kelly is old friend to Storytelling Australia (Vic) and we are proud to present this great resource for storytellers, it comes imbued with Monty's wealth of experience.
"Out of the Storyteller's Hat is a guide to successful storytelling for any parent, grandparent or adult working with young children. Crafted from Montgomery Kelly's thirty years experience as a professional storyteller, the stories are easy to learn, take five to seven minutes to tell and are specifically designed to engage children on many levels".
For more information about Montgomery Kelly and to purchase the book: http://montgomerykelly.com/
The Kamishibai Classroom, Engaging Multiple Literacies Through the Art of 'Paper Theater' by Tara McGowan
This book is well illustrated; it provides step-by-step instructions for implementing kamishibai workshops in the classroom and integrating them into interactive performances.
Also check out the AKA - Australian Kamishibai Association, a group member of SAV.
Pat Grayson is a publisher with a special interest in how storytelling can improve relationships in the business context.
The Halo and the Noose: the power of storytelling and story listening in business life.
There is also a website as an ongoing extension of the book. People who are interested in story can stay informed and learn more from the research that is placed on the site. Purchase details.
The Oxford Companion covers such topics as the Australia Legend, Koori languages, ANZAC Day, country music, Greek shadow puppetry, patchwork quilts, and gum leaf playing, and myths and heroes like Ned Kelly, Henry Lawson, Percy Grainger, "The Wild Colonial Boy," and "The Dog on the Tucker Box."
A Guide to Australian Folklore is a major guide to allusions, characters (real and fictional), events, places, beliefs and activities that constitute the folklore of the Australian peoples, past and present.
During the early 1950s John Meredith was developing a determination to preserve Australia's folk heritage.
Lipman uses theory, practical suggestions, and personal examples in this in-depth study of the relationships among story, teller, and audience.
The Storyteller’s Way is for storytellers, coaches, teachers, leaders, parents, librarians and anyone needing a helpful storytelling resource
This new translation of the Mabinogion, the first for thirty years, recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance
Some books about therapeutic storytelling
The Moon in the Well: Wisdom Tales to Transform Your Life, Family, and Community. By Erica Healm Meade
The Moon in the Well is a collection of 65 tales from many cultures, followed by interpretive comments, suggested uses, and true-life examples of what can happen when a nourishing story is taken to heart.
The Healing Heart.
Edited by Allison M. Cox and David H. Albert provides powerful examples of the use of stories and storytelling in encouraging resiliency, empathy, respect, and healing.
Storytelling with Children in Crisis
by Molly Salans
Molly Salans has been a storyteller for many years, visiting children in deprived areas who have depression, ADHD and behavioral problems caused by poverty, absent fathers, depressed mothers, run-down schools and violence.