Sunday, August 17, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XI : Stor e Telling January February 2004

Hansel and Gretel
Arthur Rackham, 1909
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. 

Irish Studies
All things Irish; weddings, wakes, tales, music, song, Gaelic and more. Slainte!    

The Kids Storytelling Club
Learn how to tell a story using an overhead projector and create a story combining fantasy and mystery. Apply for a free copy of their Junior Storyteller Newsletter, subscribe to their Junior Storyteller Activity Guide and order books to help guide parents, teachers and students in the art of storytelling.

Telling Their Stories: Oral History of the Holocaust
Listen to six interviews with Holocaust survivors conducted by high school students. Includes links to related sites.

TimeSlips - Creative Storytelling Project
An innovative project using storytelling to deal with dementia; offering stories, resources and education links.
Good Stories for Great Holidays
A collection of 120 stories for seventeen holidays by Frances Jenkins Olcott.

Philippine Folktales
Folktales as well as information on the culture and history of the Philippine’s.

Storytell Listserv
A free forum begun by Texas Women’s University for discussions about storytelling, now offered by the National Storytelling Network.  The listserv is a source of information on conferences, workshops and events as well as a place to ask questions about the origins and variations of stories. 

The Storytelling Resource Center
From “across the pond,” a site with stories of pirates, boggarts, urban legends, Christmas tales and folktales.

SurLaLune Fairy Tales
Stories and the history behind the tales, cross cultural references, extensive individual bibliographies and modern interpretations.

Tales and Music
Richard Martin and Petra Koch make beautiful music together…along with telling stories! This duo, based in Germany, offer a wonderful array of stories and resources at their site. * Note: Richard and Petra no longer perform together but Richard’s site is still well-worth the visit!


 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.

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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Jean-Andrew said...

What an in-exhaustible treasure! Thanks for all the years, all the research and all the blogs.

Karen Chace said...

Thank you for your kind words Jean. My greatest joy is knowing that my colleagues find the research helpful. We are all in this together!


WorldofStories said...

I have to agree with Jean-Andrew! In-exhaustible.

Karen Chace said...

Thanks Simon. :)