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Storytelling: Four lessons in The Storytelling tradition

From PBS site:

One theme woven through these four lessons is the diverse nature and form of narratives. All of the narrativespresented in these lessons draw on the great range and variety of stories related to cultural resources available toteacher and student alike. Remember that although the term “narrative” is frequently applied to written texts and oralstories, narratives may also be inherent in a painting, a dance, an object, or a historical record.

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/echo07.lan.stories.lporaltrad/storytelling-oral-traditions/

Some storytellers found online

http://www.karenpillsworth.com/

She is called the “Storyteller Laureate” of Kingston, NY.  She has been telling stories for decades – to children, to adults, in many settings.    Karen offers workshops on storytelling and I see there have been some at Ulster Community College.

Quote:

To be a good storyteller, you have to first be a good listener.

Found in Hudson Valley Magazine.  Here is the article on six storytellers who make a living in the Hudson Valley.

http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Magazine/January-2015/Hudson-Valley-Storytellers/

Curated Self in Social Media

I’ve never been good at this (good phrase by the way).  I am not able to censor myself adequately,  nor to pick and choose images and word based on what I hope the perception of me will be.   Clearly I suck at this.   Certainly I could have curated a interesting, popular, varied Kathy online.   Bah..

So let’s try on a new site, in a new media (or old one? )  a newer curated image,  very photo heavy,  using short blurbs (think, I guess, what instagram does, although I never hang out there).  Add all the small accoutrements that would be useful to a social media site for a cause or an actual company that is looking using it for promotion, hashtags, photos,  links,  soon to be audio recordings when I get the equipment.     It is an experiment so I can have a marketable skill to go out and volunteer with.