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Storytelling Resources

1-Storytelling Sites

There's a ton of them out there-- try a google search. But here are some to get you started:
Tim Sheppard's Storytelling FAQ
SOS-- searching out stories

As a folk storyteller, my favorite resource of all is Professor Ashliman's
Folktexts: folklore and mythology electronic texts
-- it's the best single source of out-of-copyright folktale texts on the web.
You also might want to check out Ashliman's folktale links page: folklinks

2-Storytell Listserv

A 24/7 conversation with roughly 500 people, all over the world. It can be unbelievably useful and heartening, especially if you're geographically isolated. It can be take some effort to keep up with, but this is a very active, friendly, and helpful list.

Newspaper article about storytell. -- from a few years back, when it was still hosted by Texas Women's University. (It's now part of the Storytelling Network, and is hosted at

Official storytell home page-- tells you how to get on board & how it works.

Frequently Made Suggestions. The general consensus on how to get along on Storytell, with instructions for how to stop getting messages and a brief description of basic list mechanics.)

updated 4/2010

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