Updated: June 2012 (Under construction - more to come!)
General Storytelling Websites
National Storytelling Network www.storynet.org
The National Storytelling Network's homepage with information about the Network, Storytelling Magazine, National Storytelling Festival, National Storytelling Conference, Tellabration, a calendar of storytelling events, a national storyteller directory, membership information and much more.
Story Arts Online www.storyarts.org
Maintained by storyteller Heather Forest, this is an excellent site for teachers. There are texts of stories for retelling, as well as classroom lesson plans and activities involving storytelling.
The Story Connection: Connecting Kids and Literacy Through the Arts www.storyconnection.net
Constructed by storyteller Dianne de La Casas, this site is a great resource for educators. It has storytelling activities for groups and classrooms, a storytelling library, information about workshops and links to other storytelling sites. Great storyteling tips for parents too.
Tim Sheppard's Storytelling Resources www.timsheppard.co.uk/story
Storytelling "Frequently Asked Questions" a website based in England, containing advice, resources, articles and links in abundance.
Storytelling: Passport to the 21t Century www.creatingthe21stcentury.org
An excellent page for looking at storytelling in a new way. This site explores how the corperate world is putting storytelling to use and reaping rewards. Several articles and links.
Effective Storytelling; a manual for beginners www.eldrbarry.net/roos/eest.htm
Good basic information on storytelling. Also includes some great links to other sites, books and points out more storytelling resources.
Center for Digital Storytelling www.storycenter.org
A new take on storytelling: Digital Storytelling. Bringing storytelling into the twenty-first century this site defines and gives examples of digital storytelling (and uses in the classroom). They are re-vamping a classic for a new generation - worth checking out. External resources also listed.
Aaron Shepard's Storytelling Page www.aaronshep.com/storytelling/index.html
Great basic resource for finding, learning and telling stories. This site has some great links to more pages, books and anthologies of stories. Great place to find advice and text of many stories.
ProTeacher - Storytelling www.proteacher.com/070163.shtml
This page has links to many articles on how to use storytelling as a teacher in the classroom: activities, benefits, curriculum connections, lesson ideas and more.
This site contains interviews with storytellers, articles on storytelling, a national directory of storytellers and storytelling events, and links to audiofeeds of storytellers weaving their tales for your enjoyment.
The Art of Storytelling Show www.artofstorytellingshow.com/ Numerous interviews with people in the storytelling world. Many interviews are available directly on this site, others available via download. Huge selection of topics. Podcasts with host, Eric (Brother) Wolf.
TED.com www.ted.com/themes/master_storytellers.html From the famous Ted Talks - a great range of video examples of storytelling. Showcases presentations with stories ranging from personal history, family history, modern events and explanations. It is a great place to get motivation and inspiration for your own story. Be careful....you can get completely absorbed by searching talks at Ted.com ....a never ending source of incredible presentations.
The Moth: True Stories Told Live themoth.org/about Acclaimed radio broadcasting of storytellers sharing human experience tales before live audiences. This is another addictive site! - you will be drawn in "like moths to a flame." The Moth Radio Hour information, program archive and local station carriage details can be found at: www.prx.org/themoth
This American Life www.thisamericanlife.org/favorites This is a great source for stories told on the radio. Multiple audio recordings, many topics from different people telling (mostly) true stories; a fascinating and entertaining experience.
RADIOLAB www.radiolab.org/ Includes many audio and video stories (and more) -- "Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience".
Storyteller.net www.storyteller.net Links to storytelling audiofeeds.
Storytelling on Videotape - Titles that you might at your local library or that you can order through Amazon, etc.
Miscellaneous Resources and Research:
Oral History Society www.oralhistory.org.uk/index.php The Oral History Society promotes the collection, preservation and use of recorded memories of the past. Members have access to their excellent journal of research articles through JSTOR.
Storytelling, Self, Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Storytelling Studies
Finding Story Material:
Modern Fables www.protrainco.com/essays/tellstory.htm#stories A list of short modern fables. Great for adding to presentations or a catalyst for additional storytelling creativity.
Story Lovers World www.story-lovers.com/listsofstories
If you get stuck and can’t pick a story to tell this site may be a great story-tellers-block-breaker! Stories and anthologies are arranged by: topic, age group, grade level and cultural origin. Although full texts of the stories are NOT provided, this site can get you thinking and set you off to find the right book, there are also many performance ideas included.
Stories In A Nutshell www.storyarts.org/library/nutshell/index.html A collection of concise folktale plots for student retelling - by Heather Forest - also available in download PDF and audio recording MP3s
Storytelling Events Nationwide and Worldwide:
Calendar of Events - NSN www.storynet.org/events/calendar.php
A calendar of national storytelling events maintained by the National Storytelling Network. List your event here or search for events by state or region.
Tellabration: The Worldwide Storytelling Celebration www.tellabration.org
This site is maintained by the National Storytelling Network and is devoted to the annual international storytelling event known as Tellabration. Contains information about hosting your own Tellabration and provides links to events and venues.
More Storytelling Links:
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Storytelling Books and Bibliographies: