Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tell Me A Story


I find it odd that there are venues for music, poetry, theater, comedy and dance, but there are no local venues for story tellers. I've never heard of a story tellers venue anywhere.

If you've ever listened to a good story teller like Gene Shepherd or Garrison Keillor you know that you can be taken and delivered to unimaginable places. I'd love to be able to go out and hear story tellers work their magic.

A good story teller is something precious. The only place to hear stories these days is a church and I'm not all that fond of that sort of story. If anyone wants to host a story telling session I'd even join in to spin a yarn.

7 Comments:

Anonymous auntie said...

fisher poets in February! That's storytelling. :)

7:11 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

There's a few good storytellers out on the streets. I've heard some stories that would make your hair stand on end. And all for the price of a little spare change. If they're willing to work for it, I'm willing to give a little.

7:47 AM  
Blogger richpix said...

I know a professional story teller:
http://www.meganhicks.com/

Unfortunately for Astorians she's usually on the East Coast.

10:40 AM  
Blogger richpix said...

She has a blog, too:
http://meganhicks.blogspot.com/

10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flee is a good story teller!

9:57 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Auntie, depressing stories.

Darev, Hobos always have good stories, but they do tend to lie.

Rich thanks for the links.

Anon, you should hear him in person. He is a great story teller and though he doesn't let a lot of people see it, he is a fantastic writer as well.

5:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to hear some good, interesting stories spend some time with a senior citizen.

12:21 AM  

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