Sunday, September 3, 2017

1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources IV: Stor e Telling 2016

The Sultan
The Arabian Nights
Illustration by Rene Bull, 1897
The tale of the Persian beauty Scheherazade is one all storytellers are familiar with, a woman who saved her own life by sharing 1000 stories by the end of 1001 nights.

I began writing the Stor e Telling column for Storytelling Magazine in 2002 and since then I have reviewed well over 2001 storytelling and educational websites, as well as individual folktales, fairy tales, myths and legends.

Below are the columns I wrote in 2016, each with a synopsis to help you find what you may be seeking in case your time is limited. At the end of the blog you will also find links to all of the columns from 2002 – 2015. At the time they were posted all of the links were active. If you find a dead link please let me know and I will do my best to find the updated source.


I hope you find something useful and fun to add to your storytelling repertoire or classroom, business enterprises or school curriculum. As always, I appreciate any comments you wish to share. Happy surfing! 

Stor e Telling January February March 2016: Humor
Since the theme for this issue was humor so I rounded up some noodleheads and simpletons to add to the fun! You will also find stories to celebrate National Pig Day, St. Patrick’s Day, curriculum for writing Noodlehead stories, and more.

Stor e Telling April May 2016: Storytelling World Awards
You will find downloadable public domain books from around the world, stories to celebrate Red Rose Day and Mother's Day, and a few other resources, including links to all of the other columns, dating back to 2007. Have fun surfing!

Stor e Telling June July 2016: Reprise
The theme for this issue was Reprise and I offered some of the ‘best of the best' story and educational sites since I began writing for the magazine in 2002. I hope you find something delightful to use in your work.

Stor e Telling August September 2016: Environmental Storytelling
Resources to complement our environment, including animals, flora, fauna and nature. You will also find curriculum resources to supplement your repertoire and stories to celebrate Son and Daughter Day.

Stor e Telling October November December 2016: Interfaith Storytelling
Resources to complement the theme of Interfaith Storytelling. Also, stories to celebrate Homemade Bread Day and Monkey Day. Another link will take you to a blog I wrote for Monkey Day, with fingerplays, songs and more for the wee ones.

If you are interested in the previous Stor e Telling columns you will find them all at the links below:

From 1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources III: Stor e Tellng 2015 


From 1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources II: Stor e Telling 2014

From 1001 Nights to 2001 Story Resources: Stor e Telling 2013

Please note, websites change at a rapid pace and weblinks may change or break without notice. I cannot be responsible for redirected or broken links.  At the time of this posting all links were in working order. Thank you for understanding.

Karen Chace 2017 ©
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