Gather : Richard Van Camp on the joy of storytelling

Richard Van Camp ( Van Camp, Richard )
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"Stories are medicine. During a time of heightened isolation, this bestselling author shares what he knows about the power of storytelling--and offers some of his own favourite stories from Elders, friends, and family. Gathering around a campfire, or the dinner table, we humans have always told stories. Through them, we define our identities and shape our understanding of the world. Master storyteller and bestselling author Richard Van Camp writes of the power of storytelling and its potential to transform speakers and audiences alike. In Gather, Van Camp shares what elements make a compelling story and offers insights into basic storytelling techniques, such as how to read a room--even on Zoom--and how to capture the attention of listeners. And he delves further into the impact storytelling can have, helping readers understand how to create community and how to banish loneliness through their tales. A member of the Tlicho Dene First Nation, Van Camp also includes stories from Elders whose wisdom influenced him. During a time of uncertainty and disconnection, stories reach across vast distances to offer connection. Gather is a joyful reminder of this for storytellers: all of us." 
194 pages ; 22 cm. 
Biblio Notes
Let's Get Cooking And Sharing. A Miracle Story --
Heaven Is Like West Edmonton Mall --
What Is It about Storytelling that Gets This Ancient Blood of Mine Roaring? --
Welcome to "The Greyhound" and Why Stories Matter --
Disconnection --
How to Be a Great Cook --
Now You're Cooking --
Listen and Volunteer --
Embrace the Technology/Share the Stories --
Camping Challenge --
Being a Guest: What to Bring --
Being a Good Guest: What to Do --
Where Is Your Television? --
Get Connecting --
Be Real --
Be Curious --
A Good Storyteller Is Mindful of Time --
The Art of the Introduction --
Interviewing Your Elders to Reclaim a Good Teaching Story --
What Story Do You Need for Peace? --
Contemporary Indigenous Storytelling and Honouring the Late Trevor Evans with Stories --
The Circle of Life --
The Cheat Sheet! The Cheat Sheet! A.K.A. Uncle Richard --
Van Camp's Storytelling Tips --
Storytime. We Are All Related --
Spirit Stories --
A Transformative Story --
A Miracle War Story --
Prompts And How-tos To Get You Going. Now Go Forth, Storytellers, and Participate! --
How to Host a Community Storytelling Event --
Protocol When Inviting a Visiting Artist, Elder, or Knowledge Keeper as a Guest to Your School --
Afterwords. Six Pounds --
Wrapping Up in a Good Way, Better Than We Found Each Other --
Thank You.  
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