Mikku and the Trees at Tree Spirit

In preparing for a tree story-walk, I stumbled across a wonderful resource for environmentally-inclined storytellers (and people who simply love trees): http://www.spiritoftrees.org.  This site lists folktales, and links to folktales, concerning various species of tree.  Of particular interest to readers of this blog, the full text of Margaret Read MacDonald‘s telling of Mikku and theContinue reading “Mikku and the Trees at Tree Spirit”

Being Inspired by Contemporary Oral Storytelling at Newbattle Abbey College

Two weeks after I moved to Edinburgh last September, I found myself down at Newbattle Abbey College, attending the first weekend of their Contemporary Oral Storytelling professional development programme.  I signed up because I wanted to hone my storytelling skills and because I thought it would be a great way to find out how storytellingContinue reading “Being Inspired by Contemporary Oral Storytelling at Newbattle Abbey College”

Storylistening Podcast Added: Allison Galbraith on Storytelling and Climate Change

I caught up with Allison Galbraith when she hosted the Scottish Storytelling Centre’s March Storytelling Café.  She had recently facilitated a workshop on storytelling with park rangers at a conference on climate change hosted by Scottish Natural Heritage.  In this podcast, I ask her about the conference and about the role storytelling can play inContinue reading “Storylistening Podcast Added: Allison Galbraith on Storytelling and Climate Change”