Monday, April 04, 2005
...are fascinating to watch and listen to, but try as I may to study their techniques and see what makes them so effective, I always get caught up in their stories and carried away from any objective stance. Today I ran across Kevin MacKenzie, the SWG's Storyteller-in-residence in "Storytellers celebrate Andersen's birthday" in the Star Phoenix. Last fall I had the pleasure of introducing Kevin MacKenzie's "Tell It! An Introduction to Oral Storytelling" workshop at the SWG conference. In the workshop I gained a better understanding of storytelling and what makes the good storytellers so good. That night I saw him in action. I was determined to focus on his technique, but he immediately had me hooked and ultimately lost in the story.