Links and Resources
List of books with the Selkies
Sacred Texts has one of the largest collection of on-line folklore
The British Society for Storytelling has a remarkable number of resources for both storytellers and organizers of storytelling events.
Karen Chace, a fellow LANES member (see below) has an AMAZING set of storytelling resources at: http://www.storybug.net/
Folklore, Myth And Legend This website has many links to many story collections. Stories from many parts of the world are included here.
Famous American stories can be found at FolkLore.net
What used to be a power house for myth and folk is still pretty strong on the web: Pantheon.org
English storyteller Tim Shepard
Facts and Fiction, the UK's premier storytelling magazine
Northeast Storytelling (formally the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling - LANES
National Storytelling Network (NSN). The major national storytelling membership organization, based in Kansas City, MO
Free Book Notes is a website which not only has of free study notes, guides and summaries for thousands of books, but it also has a whole storytelling section on Storytelling Resources. They claim it is the ultimate guide to storytelling which I highly doubt, as it lacks many links found in other places (including here!) but it is good and has some sources I am missing!
Friends, Colleagues and Countrymen:
One of the greatest organizations I support is not life saving, but it is soul saving and promotes literacy for children. CLiF, the Children's Literacy Foundation, is set up to GIVE books to kids who live in rural areas where they might not have access to books. They give books to rural libraries who face great difficulties in today's economy. The provide author and artist visits to schools and libraries, and work in prisons bringing families closer through literature and hopefully breaking negative cycles in the lives of both the inmates and their children. Go and have a look at their website to see all the wonderful work they do.
Marek Bennett, a comic book artist, writer, musician, friend and colleague. Marek also performs with Cold River Ranters, a rather remarkable Gonzo Folk Band, well worth checking out, especially live! Marek has written a number of comics which bring to life history of New England in a fresh and original way, taking documents, and diaries from historical societies and bringing them to life within the comic book format, making it engaging for young people.
Kristina Stykos can be found at: www.kristinastykos.com Why? Because she is a great musician and fab sound engineer. She recorded my storytelling CD, Second-hand Tales. You can buy all of my CDs at CDBaby.com
Great Photographer and friend of mine, Michael Romanos