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The web is full of so many wonderful resources for storytelling. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started:
 
South Coast Storytellers Guild
A dynamic and diverse group of storytellers in Southern California who celebrate the oral tradition of storytelling through entertaining performances, educational workshops, and the development of student storytellers.
http://www.storyguild.com

National Storytelling Network
Site for national group of storytellers. Features National Storytelling Directory, info. on The National Storytelling Festival, National. Storytelling Conference, and links.
http://www.storynet.org

Handbook for Storytellers
How to choose, learn, and tell a story.
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/storyhandbook.htm

International Storytelling Center
Building on our 25-year history to promote the power of storytelling and its creative applications to build a better world. Information about the National Storytelling Festival.
http://www.storytellingcenter.net/

Augusthouse Publishing
A publishing company who only focuses on storytelling books. On-line catalogue.
http://www.Augusthouse.com

The Storytelling Ring
A webring of storyteller/storytelling websites.
http://www.pjtss.net/ring

The Storytelling FAQ
"Frequently Asked Questions" about storytelling. A great sources of basic information about storytelling.
http://www.timsheppard.co.uk/story

Story Arts Online
Storyteller Heather Forest's site includes storytelling lesson plans, stories, activities tied to the New York State English Language Arts Standards and more!!!
http://www.storyarts.org

Story Dynamics: Website for Doug Lipman
Information and articles by master storyteller and teacher Doug Lipman about the many facets of storytelling. Includes information about his free storytelling e-mail newsletter.
http://www.Storydynamics.com

Polaris Associates
Story Specialist and consultant Karen Dietz. Coaching leaders, building companies, telling stories.
http://www.polaris-associates.com

Nancy Schimmel's Story Lists
A long-time storyteller shares lists of ecology stories and more.
http://www.sisterschoice.com/index.html

Active Heroines in Folktales
A list of folk tales in which the central female character takes an active, positive role.
http://www.sisterschoice.com/heroines.html

Stories That Nourish The Hearts of Our Children
A project created by Laura Simms for the Healing Story Alliance: Special Interest Group of the National Storytelling Network.
http://www.healingstory.org/crisis/crisis.html

Cinderella Stories
This lists variations on the Cinderella story from around the world. Includes Lesson Ideas.
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/cinderella.html

Storyteller.Net
Stories, Activities, a story of the week, and an archive of articles about storytelling. Also a directory of storytellers.
http://www.storyteller.net/

Storytell List Serve
This list serve, sponsored by Texas Women's University, usually has at least 500 storytellers from around the world who range from professional tellers to beginners to listeners. A wonderful resource for any topic to do with storytelling. This is a hefty list serve and you may receive more than forty emails a day so I recommend getting this in digest format (one long e-mail a day with a daily menu of participants). To subscribe, go to the Storytell list home page at:
http://www.libraryschool.net/storytell.htm
or
http://www.twu.edu/cope/slis/storytell.htm