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Articles About storytelling
Jude Walsh Whelley had never told a story to an audience before. But that didn’t stop her from entering, and then winning, February’s Story Slam.
“Theater needs to be about the large things,” Tony Dallas said in a recent interview. “I want that kind of theater.”
Once a year, near the time of the autumn equinox, Harold and Jonatha Wright put on black clothes, and tell gruesome stories that drew people in, curdle their blood, and chill them to the bone.
Antioch College will host an evening of body music, acoustic American songs and storytelling on Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Glen Helen Building.
Antioch College foreign language students will perform a multilingual program, “Once Upon A Time…,” Wednesday, March 20, at 4:30 p.m. at the Glen Helen building.
At the second annual Big Bull Shake Liar’s Contest on July 4, contestants competed to see who could spin the biggest yarn.
When Neenah Ellis was growing up in northern Indiana, she regularly listened to Studs Terkel interview guests on Chicago radio. The legendary oral historian became an inspiration and role model, according to Ellis, who is now general manager of WYSO Public Radio.
Eric Wolf remembers the moment he made an emotional commitment to supporting farmland preservation. He had returned to Shelter Island outside New York City, the place where as a child he went to hunt scallops and wonder at the expanse of cornfields.
Children aren’t the only ones who appreciate a well-told story. Bedtime stories, love stories, scary stories told around a campfire, folk and fish and fairy tales have, since human life began, entertained and educated young and old alike.