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StoryTelling Corner 28th March: Traveller's Tales and New Faces

One of the most entertaining ways to spend an evening at Temperance Cafe, Leamington Spa, if you are a storyteller or a story lover to be emotionally transported by compelling tales which ignites pictures of action, moving people and creating dreams.

What begins as a desire to write stories, or read stories, becomes an opportunity to perform those stories in front of a live audience. And, on the 28th March, StoryTelling Corner is being visited by our guest storyteller, the Traveller: Faye Kankowski. Faye is travelling down from Newcastle to perform her unique blend of tales and action-pact delivery.
Our new face belongs to local writer Rosie Kelly:
I currently live in Leamington but I will soon be moving up to Manchester to begin a Creative Writing MA. I am a regular at Temperance where I sit and write and read and eat cake (I am currently almost finished with the English Literature and Creative Writing BA at Warwick). I heard about Storytelling Corner directly from Adrian after attending one of their poetry events and really enjoying it. 

The story I would like to read is about a man I observed in another lovely cafe, this one in London near where my partner used to live. I love people watching, so I decided to fictionalise one of the many people I used to secretly stare at. 

Lindsay Woodward, Berni Albrighton, Dawn Bolton and Robert Ferguson have appeared on stage in the past and have kindly agreed to come back to delight us again with their stories and professional delivery.

Our Charity of Choice is: Guide Dogs for the Blind, Leamington Spa. (All our door takings go to the charity) and we have to thank our sponsors:
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Leamington Spa, CV32 4QN
01926 337 648

Coyote...The First April Fool?

“They say that First Man sent Coyote to discover the source of the dawn. The first thing he did was to steal two of Water Monster’s children, keeping them tucked under his arm while great flood ravaged the land, but that certainly isn’t the worst thing he did.

First Man gave him the name Coyote, which ruffled his fur the wrong way, so he renamed him First Angry, which, in the end, he accepted, and went on his way. It was after that, however, that he stole the polestar, which First Man and First Woman had laid out on the piece of blue velvet; then tried to steal the sun, but it was too hot to hold on his tongue, and he had to spit it out. (from Tunkashila…a Mythological Saga of Native Americans)

The tales of the fool have probably been told since people began to gather together and live in one place, but the way we treat the fool , and the story of the fool differs between cultures. The Native Americans and many other aboriginals treated their ‘fools’ as special, with the gift to bring humour and much needed laughter to the tribe. In the west we often had a different approach to ‘fools’.

On March 22nd we, at StoryTelling Corner honour April 1st and all ‘fools’.
 

Where Can SAID Take You...and what's the benefit?

Storytelling Corner
 

I’m sure that you’ve been invited to many evening entertainments and you’ll be wondering if Storytelling Corner is for you.

Storytelling Corner is for people who have a passion for writing stories, telling stories and just listening to stories OR just having an evening of social interaction and culture.

We asked the people at the last Storytelling Corner what they thought of the evening and received the following feedback.                                                                                               What they said:

“Hi, Ernie-just wanted to put in writing just how good/original we thought the evening was last Thursday=much enjoyed the experience. Understood, relaxed and most original” FIzz

“ Listening to, clearly authors-I remember, in particular, the story of The Grandfather ” Marc

What Is “Storytelling Corner” About? An evening with a difference, an evening without loud music, without shouting and without fighting (unless it’s in the script) compelling, adventurous, dramatic, mysterious and humorous stories based on fact or fiction.

Don’t miss #Storytelling Corner it’s about giving storytellers and authors a platform for their craft and the public an enjoyable evening out – wine/spirits/tea and coffee with snacks.

When you leave Storytelling Corner you will have told your story, listened to professionals tell their stories and met exciting new people in a cultural setting which will give you talking points during the breaks.

What’s the Future of Storytelling Corner? 28th November 2017 will be the last event of the year, but the start of Storytelling Corner 2018 in January. We open the year with:
‘How We  Got Here? A physical or philosophical question.’

What's the Benefit for Me? Storytelling Corner rose from a passion for writing, for stories and for speaking. But, it wasn't always like that. I was never either encouraged or often allowed to speak. It took a best man's speech at 21 to find my real voice.
From that moment, I not only took every opportunity to speak but also changed my job in a factory to one in coaching sports fitness, then teaching and finally into self-employment. I am now the owner of Storytelling Corner.

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