Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs II - Stor e Telling July August 2002

Hänsel and Gretel


Darstellung von Alexander Zick

(1845 - 1907)
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. 


American Folklore
Take an armchair journey with folktales, myths, legends, Tall Tales and ghost stories from the 50 United States. Tales are clearly indexed so you won’t even need to ask for directions.

Audience Participation Stories
A great selection of tales that will put the children “in” the story.

Flower Fables
From the gentle hand of Louisa May Alcott, nine lovely, short fables.

Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival
Immerse yourself in two days of music, storytelling and workshops. Remember to bring a partner so you kick up your heels at the barn dance!

Kikuyu - Fables and Legends
Unique stories from the Kenyan culture and an interesting article on storytelling customs in Kenya. 

The Mudcat Café
Lying awake trying to remember those old song lyrics to go with your story? Before you have another sleepless night drop in to the Mudcat Café and name that tune! 

Story Lovers
Storyteller Jackie Baldwin designs notepads, stationery and more with breathtaking fairytale and folklore illustrations from long ago. In addition, with the help of Storytell listserv members, Jackie has compiled an extensive array of stories and books. Click on “Exclusively for Storytellers” and you will discover your own private folklore library right at your fingertips.

Symphonic Fairytales
In 2005 the Danish Royal Ministry of Culture will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Hans Christian Andersen's birth. Read about the commissioned orchestral works based on the poems and stories of this fairytale master.

There are more trickster links here than you could possible hope to surf in one sitting; anything and everything related to the elusive trickster. I kid you not! * The owner of this site has ‘parked’ the domain for the time being but I was able to find a working link on the Wayback Machine. Many of the individual story links still work.

Zine 5 Folktale Archives

Hidden among the pages of this magazine publication is a distinctive selection of characteristic folktales from six continents. * The owner of this site has ‘parked’ the domain for the time being but I was able to find the story link on the Wayback Machine. The individual links still work.


If you missed the beginning of this new series the links are below:

January/February 2002 - Folktales, myths, legends and pourquoi stories from around the world and a few other sites to whet your appetite.

May/June 2002 - 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.

Below are the previous blog posts offering additional columns from 2007-2013.

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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