Friday, August 18, 2006

radical storytellin'

What would "radical" storytellin' entail? I am going to start a story time hour at the bookstore, and have already started a monthly story time at LAVA(Lancaster Avenue Autonomous Space, 4134 Lancaster Ave.), but I really want to make it interesting, unique, and conscious. Definitely multicultural, with tales spanning the globe, and definitely really great stories in general. But what would make a story time radical? Let me know if you have any ideas. My future goal is to learn as many folk tales and legends from the Pacific Islands in general, and other eclectic stories from indigenous backgrounds, especially creation stories and birthin'/mama stories, and be able to recite them with ease and grace.