On Not Hesitating to be Inspired

Lee Durrell was honored by the RZSS as one of their Tribal Elders last night, giving me the opportunity to see one of my childhood heroes speak up close and in person. I grew up on Gerald Durrell’s books and the tv shows he and Lee produced. Their stories inspired me to care about theContinue reading “On Not Hesitating to be Inspired”

From Penguins to Tigers: Storytelling at the Zoo in 2016

2016 has gotten off to a very organised start for this RZSS Storytelling Resident.  I’ve finally edited and posted the story I crafted for the Penguin Festival (Animal Stories tab) and I’ve posted my upcoming performances (Events 2016 tab). Being part of the Penguin Festival was a thrill, as a few penguin friends stopped byContinue reading “From Penguins to Tigers: Storytelling at the Zoo in 2016”

Storytelling to Raise Awareness of the Plight of Endangered Species

Last Saturday I told stories at the Edinburgh Zoo as part of their World Rhino Day festivities.  It was a surprisingly gorgeous day for September, so I told outside on the terrace around the corner from the zoo’s two  greater one-horned rhinos, Bertus and Samir.  It was a busy day for the rhinos who were alsoContinue reading “Storytelling to Raise Awareness of the Plight of Endangered Species”