Weaving Stories Together: the Sydney International Storytelling Conference 2023 by Caroline Welkin

In Comes I, Old St George by Margaret Issitt—following on from last time

Tina Bilbe, an Appreciation by Martin Manasse

The Dreaming of Place by Chris Richardson, another response to Hugh Lupton’s book

The Latest from the Phoenix: SfS news by Zoe Oliver

Folk is Cool by Pete Castle

Chaucer for Storytellers by Fiona Dowson

The Pardoner’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

A Case of Mistaken Identity, a magical story by Leslie Melville

The Wandering Minstrel by Pete Castle

East Anglian Storytelling Festival, a report by James Murray-Wright

Stealing Thunder 2023, a report by Mike Rust


Reviews of:

Performance Storytelling by Leslie Melville

River Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau

Folk Tales of the Ever After by Fiona Collins and June Peters

Telling the Seasons by Martin Maudsley

New Forest Myths and Folklore by Brice Stratford

Funny Folk Tales for Children by Allison Galbraith


Plus all the usual bits of news, letters, the media, etc etc


F&F aims to cover every aspect of the art of storytelling from straight forward traditional storytelling for entertainment (with both adults and children, at home and abroad) through the uses of stories in education and health; storytelling in personal development and in the world’s various religions, to related art forms like folk ballads, theatre and (occasionally) written stories. Not all aspects will be covered in every edition of course, but they will over a period of time.
Each issue of the magazine is different. Some will have a theme, some will cover a miscellany of topics.
Every edition includes a news and what’s on section; letters; reviews of performances, recordings and books; a look at the media; a selection of stories; and, of course a wide range of articles by many leading storytellers.
Although UK based F&F has subscribers in many parts of the world and often carries articles about telling in distant places.