We've heard it all before... we rejoice in the retelling!
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Roger Rose, the Walking-Stick Man, has been telling stories in the St. Louis area for many years. He tells from a broad repertoire, from literary stories to folklore and legends, to his own original stories. Roger mines the treasure trove of literature and folklore for nuggets of story which he refines and polishes for telling. Roger was a regional teller for the St. Louis Storytelling Festival for many years and was a featured teller in 1994.
Many of the stories Roger tells are literary stories -- authored to be printed and read. But listening is different from reading, so literary stories need to be adapted for telling, just as they are adapted for stage or screen. Roger offers a workshop on telling literary stories and offers advice on copyright issues and getting permission to tell copyrighted works.
Roger is a member of the National Storytelling Network, of St. Louis Gateway Storytellers, of Missouri Storytelling, of Riverwind Storytelling Company and of River and Prairie Storyweavers. The ever-present walking stick, his personal trademark and talisman, was hand-crafted by Roger's father from the woody stem of a saguaro cactus.
Stories for Kids: Mother Bruce, The Giant's Toe, Mouse on the Moon
Stories for Grown-ups: The Seal Maiden, Just Good Friends, Middle Woman
Scary Stories: Headless Horseman, Monkey's Paw, Sleepwalker
Bible Stories: David and Goliath, Elijah and the Widow, Prodigal Brother
True Stories: Nothing to be Afraid of, Earthquake!, Lost Locomotive
Mark Twain Stories: Tom Sawyer, Celebrated Jumping Frog
Epic Stories: Sir Gawain and the Loathly Damsel
Liar's Contest Winners: Jack and the Magic Beans, High in the Ozarks
And many more!
Missouri Storytelling, Inc.
Welcome to the home of Missouri Storytelling, Inc. MO-TELL
MO-TELL was established in 1984 as Missouri's leading storytelling group for storytellers and listeners alike with the intention to promote and perpetuate storytelling throughout the state.
Throughout our history we have successfully reached Missourians by providing storytelling in the Missouri State Parks. Currently we provide storytellers to 12 state parks and/or historic sites in Missouri. We are seeking support to continue and increase our scope of venues and audiences.
Missouri Storytelling, Inc. (MO-TELL) is an organization of storytellers and other interested persons dedicated to spreading the joy and the art of storytelling throughout Missouri.
We envision that every Missourian will hear and share stories and keep the oral tradition alive.
Missouri Storytelling, Inc is a 501 c (3) non-profit membership organization with a board of directors consisting of the following people:
President Joyce Slater email@example.com
Secretary Linda Kuntz firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Sue Hinkel email@example.com
At Large Gary Kuntz firstname.lastname@example.org
At Large Jim Two Crows Wallen email@example.com
Emeritus Perrin Stifel firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual meeting is held in January at a designated location.
Activities sponsored by Missouri Storytelling, Inc
Storytelling in the Missouri State Parks
The Missouri Liar's Contest
Storytelling and Story Writing Workshops
Missouri State Park storytelling opportunities
The Missouri Liar's Contest and educational opportunities
A Monthly Newsletter
Web site presence for members
Affiliation with the National Storytelling Network
Connection to all storytelling organizations in Missouri