The professional storyteller
There are very few responses to the infamous elevator pitch that would actually get 99 out of 100 people pricking up their ears with curiosity. Apart from the immortal three words in three seconds (rather than sixty): ‘I’m a Storyteller’. The age old tradition is now very much a profession and storytelling is a career. There’s even a qualification for it. Haven’t come across it as a degree subject as yet, but that’s not to say this wouldn’t happen in the future. For now, if you want to learn the art of storytelling check out The International School of Storytelling based in East Sussex. Or if you want to book a Storyteller they’re listed in the – you’ve guessed it – Storytellers’ Directory.
It’s a crack!
If you fancy hanging out with some cooler than cool storytellers in London Town head over to The Crick Crack Club. Quite possibly the ‘UK’s most vivid and exciting storytelling organisation’ (according to Ian McMillan of The Times). They’re a pretty active bunch in [...]