From your newsletter editorThe
stories continue to rise out of the imaginations, and the experiences
of the many tellers across this country. More and more people are being
drawn to the personal story. But why? Could it be the desire for
connection with another human being? The secret thrill of knowing the
person in front of you actually went through all those events in the
story? Is it that there is no need to suspend disbelief? Do we become
closer to the person on the stage, in some emotional way? Does this
closeness vary between fairy tale, historical action, and the personal
anecdote? Whatever the case, it is certain that variety of material has
its place for both the listener and the teller.
Ottawa Storytellers have the new season up and ready on the OST
website. This includes the Tea Party, West End Well, and a concert at
Arts Court in September. The unTold series is almost ready to be
announced (if you click on the link above, as of August 2015, it will
show you the 2014 information). In this issue of the newsletter there
is special mention of David Merleau's SC Radio CC.
One of the ways that the newsletter is improved is via the
correspondence and the comments about the newsletter that I receive from you. I
welcome the notes about the newsletter, and the items of news, that I
get, whether in person at an event, or by the now "old fashioned"
e-mail. Once again, thank-yous go out to the contributors to this issue, Cathy, Colette, Murray, and Ruth.
Dean Verger (email@example.com)