I'm trying out oral story-telling, something new (for me). I'm in the process of converting some of the anecdotes in my memoir to oral stories, learning from those who've honed their craft. I'm discovering the substantial network of oral story-tellers in Canada and the U.S. who share their stories on-line.
I've connected with Ottawa's story-telling group and recently shared one of my stories during their (Un)told session (January, 2023). Writing groups and book clubs have generously allowed me to workshop my stories. The instructor and students in an on-line course offered by Toronto's Story-telling Group are boosting my skills. (A Saturday afternoon story-telling course is a great antidote for our long winter). I've drafted and tested a few oral stories: "The Flying Pigeon Bicycles Fiasco", "A Breakthrough in Neonatal Tetanus", and "Reaching Minds and Hearts Through Drama". A story about traditional birth attendants is in the works. Not entirely sure where this oral story-telling will take me but I'm going to keep at it. A script for a drama might be in the offing.
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