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National Storytelling Week

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The Society for Storytelling's 16th annual National Storytelling Week will take place from Saturday January 30th to Saturday February 6th 2016.
Over the past 24 years The Society For Storytelling has achieved much in its mission for the promotion of the oral tradition of storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination.
National Storytelling Week takes place in storytelling clubs, theatres, museums, schools, hospitals, spoken word venues, and care homes (where this event has been steadily growing each year!) Where the events take place, the web of stories will be spun with sufficient magic between the breathe of the teller and the ear of the listener.
National Storytelling Week is celebrated by all ages. Folk tales, fairy lore, figments, phantoms, dragons, serpents, storms at sea. A good teller will conjure intriguingly.
So as with every year this far we begin at the beginning. There was the storyteller....Once upon a time....
Remember everyone has at least one story to tell. It exists in the very air around you – Your story is the one you know best and as it is only the beginning the stories you will tell began...Once upon as time.

Don't forget too that the four days prior to and the four days after are still part of the festival of storytelling too. They are equally important as they are its fringes – or, you may say, its “Coat Tales”...
If you are planning an event for National Storytelling Week, and/or would like an information pack with advice on running such an event, send us an email by clicking here.  
Del Reid
Coordinator for National Storytelling Week