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Georgia Storytelling Week
November 14 - 20, 2004

 

Read the Resolution

Ideas for participating in Georgia Storytelling Week


House Resolution 1512
By: Representative Ashe of the 42nd, Post 2


A RESOLUTION

Commending the Southern Order of Storytellers and recognizing November 14-20, 2004, as Georgia Storytelling Week; and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, the ancient folk art of storytelling was almost lost in this country, but in 1975 the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, now called the National Storytelling Network (NSN), a nonprofit organization, was founded to promote the art of the storytelling and established its headquarters in Jonesborough, Tennessee; and

WHEREAS, the art of storytelling is a valuable method of sharing American folklore and is an important means of contributing to Georgians´ knowledge of the history of our state; and

WHEREAS, the art of storytelling embraces the history and lore of diverse cultures and exposes all Georgians to the richness of our differences while fostering understanding; and

WHEREAS, the Southern Order of Storytellers was chartered in Georgia in 1982 as a nonprofit organization with a membership of 25 and has grown to include over 300 storytellers throughout the state; is an affiliate member of the NSN and a resource partner with the Center for Character Education, a collaborative program of the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Humanities Council, and the Georgia Power Foundation; and contributes to the self-esteem of students.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body commend the Southern Order of Storytellers and recognize the week of November 14-20, 2004, as Georgia Storytelling Week.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the Southern Order of Storytellers.

03/03/2004 House Read and Adopted

 

Ideas for participating in Georgia Storytelling Week

Family Stories

Learn your family stories. Ask your older relatives about their lives. What was it like when they were children? For children, ask your grandparents about your own parents. What were they like as children? Your grandparents will probably like to tell you all about your parents when they were yournger.

 

Share Stories with Friends

Invite friends to lunch or have an informal gathering at your home. Share stories of your first date, first car, first kiss, most embarassing experience, best vacation.

 

Hire a storyteller

For your civic or garden club. Your library. For a celebration of a birthday, anniversary or wedding. Click here to locate a storyteller.

 

Other ideas

Start with "Once upon a time ..." and have every person add to the story until it reaches a conclusion. And, then start over with another story. Find an interesting item or photo and have everyone in the group tell a story about it. Go to a storytelling event near you. Encourage your children to tell stories. Go to the library and find a book of folk tales and learn to tell them to your children--look in section 398.2.

 

 


 

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