Posts Tagged: story

Emma Thompson on being enabled to live

‘I firmly believe there are books whose greatness actually enables you to live, to do something. And sometimes, human beings need story and narrative more than they need food and nourishment.’ – Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson on being enabled to live

‘I firmly believe there are books whose greatness actually enables you to live, to do something. And sometimes, human beings need story and narrative more than they need food and nourishment.’ – Emma Thompson

On standing up for good stories

  So here’s the thing: I love reading, as the blog dedicated to my reading life can probably attest to, but I also, sometimes, (alright, more than sometimes) love TV. I love watching TV shows. When they are well crafted,

On standing up for good stories

  So here’s the thing: I love reading, as the blog dedicated to my reading life can probably attest to, but I also, sometimes, (alright, more than sometimes) love TV. I love watching TV shows. When they are well crafted,

On sharing ourselves through story

So I can’t remember if I’m mentioned this already, but I’m currently working for the Adelaide Festival Centre, working on a community event called the Moon Lantern Festival, which celebrates Asian culture in Adelaide. However, this festival isn’t on until

On sharing ourselves through story

So I can’t remember if I’m mentioned this already, but I’m currently working for the Adelaide Festival Centre, working on a community event called the Moon Lantern Festival, which celebrates Asian culture in Adelaide. However, this festival isn’t on until

On where stories really begin

The thing about naming a book ‘A Traveller in Time’, like Alison Uttley did, is that you know that a character is going to slip back in time. No matter what else happens in the book, what other exciting events

On where stories really begin

The thing about naming a book ‘A Traveller in Time’, like Alison Uttley did, is that you know that a character is going to slip back in time. No matter what else happens in the book, what other exciting events

Rafael Abalos on listening and believing

Listen to my words, Incredulous inhabitants of the Earth, People who distrust  any prodigy, Unbelievers and sceptics, whom magic never unsettles or disturbs. Listen carefully and believe me,  For the story herein in told, Besides beautiful is true. Heighten your

Rafael Abalos on listening and believing

Listen to my words, Incredulous inhabitants of the Earth, People who distrust  any prodigy, Unbelievers and sceptics, whom magic never unsettles or disturbs. Listen carefully and believe me,  For the story herein in told, Besides beautiful is true. Heighten your

John Berger on living in a book

“When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because

John Berger on living in a book

“When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because

Brian Jacques on his story

“So here is my story, may it bring Some smiles and a tear or so, It happened once upon a time, Far away, and long ago, Outside the night wind keens and wails, Come listen to me, the Teller of

Brian Jacques on his story

“So here is my story, may it bring Some smiles and a tear or so, It happened once upon a time, Far away, and long ago, Outside the night wind keens and wails, Come listen to me, the Teller of

Ursula Le Guin on living stories

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. – Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin on living stories

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. – Ursula Le Guin