As I discussed in my previous post, telling multicultural tales to the people to whom those tales “belong” can be a humbling experience. However, I have also found it to be deeply gratifying. In fact, some of my favorite moments as a storyteller have happened on such occasions. A few years ago I have… Read more »
Chinese New Year
Telling Multicultural Stories to Multicultural Audiences
One of the most humbling experiences that I have as a storyteller is telling stories from diverse cultural backgrounds to people from the culture to which the story belongs. Amongst storytellers and folklorists, there is a wide array of opinions as to whether or not people who are not of the culture should even attempt… Read more »
New Program, “A Chinese New Year Celebration,” Debuts in 2013!
Last fall the Beachwood Library called to ask me if I had any programs based on Chinese folktales for a Chinese New Year celebration they were putting together at their library. At the time, I didn’t have any completed programs based on Chinese folktales (although it had been one of my goals!), but I told… Read more »