Storytelling: Art and Technique serves professors, students, and practitioners alike as a textbook, reference, and professional guide. It provides practical instruction and concrete examples of how to use the power of story to build literacy and presentation skills, as well as to create community in those same educational spaces.
This text illustrates the value of storytelling, covers the history of storytelling in libraries, and offers valuable guidance for bringing stories to contemporary listeners, with detailed instructions on the selection, preparation, and presentation of stories. It also provides guidance around the planning and administration of a storytelling program. Topics include digital storytelling, open mics and slams, and the neuroscience of storytelling. An extensive and helpful section of resources for the storyteller is included in an expanded Part V of this edition.
- Offers readers a thorough overview of the role of story and storytelling in the library
- Gives a convincing argument for the value of storytelling
- Provides practical tips on selecting, preparing, and telling stories
- Presents insights on storytelling to specific populations, including children, young adults, and those with special needs
- Includes an extensive list of resources