Interview with Forest Schools Storyteller Daru Mcaleece

1) What inspired you to become a storyteller?  My earliest inspiration was Fantasy Roleplay Gaming, where I created characters and acted them out through stories and campaigns  – when I look back I now see there was a dramatist and storyteller hiding inside me! This led me in my 20s to join a community drama troupe, where IContinue reading “Interview with Forest Schools Storyteller Daru Mcaleece”

One of the Quotations I Keep on my Office Wall

The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to violence…. The frenzy of the activistContinue reading “One of the Quotations I Keep on my Office Wall”

The True Meaning of Crumbfest

‘Tis the season for telling my favourite story: The True Meaning of Crumbfest by David Weale.  I got the chance to share this story from Prince Edward Island at tonight’s Heart and Soul Salon at the Salisbury Centre.  It is the tail of one mouse’s brave quest to find–you guessed it–the true meaning of Crumbfest. Continue reading “The True Meaning of Crumbfest”