Re-storying Cities: the Glasgow 2020 Project

What can be learned by inviting citizens to re-story their cities?  This was a question posed by Demos, a British think tank for “everyday democracy.”  From my perspective, the most interesting finding to come out of the experiment was the utility of the re-storying process itself.  By engaging citizens in creative ways, a diversity ofContinue reading “Re-storying Cities: the Glasgow 2020 Project”

Crumbfest in Edinburgh

I told the story of The True Meaning of Crumbfest last night at the Scottish Storytelling Centre‘s Christmas Storytelling Cafe.  It is a profound story about how a young mouse by the name of Eckhart discovers what Christmas is all about.  An environmental and animal-friendly take on the season by Prince Edward Islander David Weale.Continue reading “Crumbfest in Edinburgh”

Tea, the Storytelling Festival, and the Birth of a Website

I was explaining what I was doing over here in Scotland to some storytellers and storylisteners over tea at the Netherbow Theatre Cafe during the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, when someone asked me what I was going to do with my research.  I’m sorry to say that the question stumped me.  I hadn’t really thoughtContinue reading “Tea, the Storytelling Festival, and the Birth of a Website”