Mary Medlicott on Story-telling and story reading

In this interview, we discuss the practicalities of storytelling, how to prepare a session, advice for making sure it's engaging and interesting and how to follow on with activities; props for storytelling; organise the staff team for a storytelling session; getting parents involved with storytelling.
· September 7, 2018

Mary started storytelling in the early 1980s when she stumbled across the Storytelling Scheme that was being run at that time by Lambeth Libraries, in London, who were looking for more storytellers to pay regular visits to local Under-5s groups and entertain older children in holiday times – and this was the start of the Great Storytelling Revival!

In the 30 years since then, Mary has involved in with TV, radio, writing and consultancy work and in 2013, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from BASE (British Awards for Storytelling Excellence).

In this interview, we discuss the practicalities of storytelling, how to prepare a session, advice for making sure it’s engaging and interesting and how to follow on with activities; props for storytelling; organise the staff team for a storytelling session; getting parents involved with storytelling.

Mary’s website and blogs can be found here: http://www.storyworks.org.uk/

And you can purchase her books here: http://www.storyworks.org.uk/publications.php

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