Storymap, the online collection of Dublin stories told in situ has assembled Dubline a ramble of stories along selected routes.
My telling of The Dollacher story is included in the Christchurch section.
All hail the young listener at our storytelling at the Axis theatre in Ballymun who enquired of the storyteller if he knew how to tie shoe laces and, if he did, would he tie her undone laces back up, please?
That done, all contributed to the timeless story of Santa becoming stuck in the chimney.
As part of the YARN festival in Bray last evening we told stories in Holland’s fine lounge which developed into a storytelling session with audience members telling stories.
We heard of the mad woman seeking sun in a sieve, four brothers who could not find their missing member, the queen’s cigarettes, Matt Talbot’s wardrobe, the goose woman who declared her own demise, the go-kart rivals, and the tale of the bald men and the beguiling woman.
A great night.
Every time you tell a story afresh the story plays out to its end.
If you do not care about the story why do you think listeners will care what happens in your storytelling?
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To be a storyteller you need to tell stories.
Some people use words and sentences that don’t have a lot to do with telling a story. They say too much.
Simplify the story. Focus on what is important.
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