#126 CONTENTS INCLUDE
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
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.