Posts Tagged: storytelling

Alice Walker on connecting heart to heart

Storytelling is how we survive, when there’s no feed, the story feeds something, it feeds the spirit, the imagination. I can’t imagine life without stories, stories from my parents, my culture. Stories from other people’s parents, their culture. That’s how

Alice Walker on connecting heart to heart

Storytelling is how we survive, when there’s no feed, the story feeds something, it feeds the spirit, the imagination. I can’t imagine life without stories, stories from my parents, my culture. Stories from other people’s parents, their culture. That’s how

On snowballs and gladwrap

On Friday a friend spontaneously messaged me saying Help! I forgot I had tickets to a show at 6pm tonight! Can you come with me? Luckily, for me and for her, I was free and was delighted to accompany her.

On snowballs and gladwrap

On Friday a friend spontaneously messaged me saying Help! I forgot I had tickets to a show at 6pm tonight! Can you come with me? Luckily, for me and for her, I was free and was delighted to accompany her.

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On mixing mediums

When I ordered The Bear’s Famous Invasion of Sicily by Dino Buzzati from the library, I had absolutely no idea what it was going to be about. I picked it through lucky dip. Little did I know the roller coaster

On mixing mediums

When I ordered The Bear’s Famous Invasion of Sicily by Dino Buzzati from the library, I had absolutely no idea what it was going to be about. I picked it through lucky dip. Little did I know the roller coaster

On NOT reading books

I feel like I need to make an apology to Rod Campbell’s Dear Zoo. One day, a while a go, a woman came into the bookshop and described a book to me that was a lift-the-flap book, where a child

On NOT reading books

I feel like I need to make an apology to Rod Campbell’s Dear Zoo. One day, a while a go, a woman came into the bookshop and described a book to me that was a lift-the-flap book, where a child

On feeling warm and fuzzy about reading

A few weeks ago I read a picture book at work entitled ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore’, which I loved. On the front, it has a golden sticker which states that it is the book that inspired

On feeling warm and fuzzy about reading

A few weeks ago I read a picture book at work entitled ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore’, which I loved. On the front, it has a golden sticker which states that it is the book that inspired