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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Re-enchantment

Written on April 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm, by

Did you know about the great new ABC site called Re-enchantment? Video’s and audio from the site are being aired on ABC TV and ABC Radio. It is ‘an immersive journey into the hidden meanings of fairy tales’. Warning: It is for adults. It explores the darker themes of popular folk tales and why they haveContinue Reading

‘Why We Tell Stories’ by Lisel Mueller

Written on April 11, 2011 at 9:00 am, by

Here is one of my favourite poems about storytelling. I first found it in Jane Yolen’s beautiful introduction to her book, “Favourite Folktales from around the World.” To read more about the Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Lisa Mueller, follow the link below the poem.           Why We Tell Stories Because we usedContinue Reading

A story about story

Written on April 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm, by

This is Irish storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy. Here is a 3 min You Tube clip in which Clare  tells the best version of this particular tale I have come across. Enjoy!

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