Thursday, August 21, 2014

Following the Breadcrumbs XII : Stor e Telling March April 2004

Hansel Dropping the Pebbles on the Ground
by Granger, 19th Century
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. 

AFRO-American Folktales
Rabbits, frogs, mangos, monkeys, pumpkins and people; thirty-five folktales to delight and engage your imagination. * This site is no longer available but you can still access the tales via the Wayback Machine at this link:
A resource for daily headlines on the arts around the world with topics on theater, music, dance, publishing, and visual arts; the journal is a great way to keep abreast of the latest trends and late-breaking arts news across the globe. 

Enoch Pratt Libraries
“A collection of live-action, multicultural storyteller performances.” Listen to some of our most beloved storytellers share their tales in streaming video. A delight for children and adults alike!

National Leadership Grant Planning: A Tutorial
A free tutorial to make it easier to create well-designed projects and more competitive grant applications; designed for museums, libraries, and related organizations that are applying for NLG Grants.
Songs for Teaching
A great site to find songs for your stories that tie into curriculum guidelines. There are Teacher Tips and Lesson Plans, Guidelines for implementing music in the classroom and songs about every day life, diversity and family. This is the place to be to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

String Games
Don’t get tied up in knots, add some zing to your storytelling with string!

The Call of Story
“The Call of Story is an ambitious television special presenting a collaboration between nationally known oral storytellers and cutting edge filmmakers.” Enjoy listening to some of the best storytellers of today as they discuss various issues surrounding storytelling, memory, story prompts and more. The Call of Story is a feast for the eyes, ears and storytelling soul.

The Irish Storyteller
Did you ever wonder how Eire got its name? Come read this Celtic legend, meet Irish Chieftains, Queens and more!

Tibetan Folktales
Twenty tales from the ancient country of Tibet; search for Missing Treasure, beware the Island of Beautiful Women and meet Tibet’s first king. * The site is no longer available but you may still access the stories via 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. 

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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