The world needs more storytellers
Help me share the love of oral storytelling
This is one of those emails that starts with inspiration and ends with asking you to contribute money. I'm just being straightforward upfront. 😃
I love this quote:
"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it."
(D. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World)
For the past 15 years, I have been enchanted by oral storytelling.
I watched, listened, learned, studied, and told stories to over 1000 audiences. I taught countless others the basics of storytelling.
For a few years, I have shared much of what I know about oral storytelling on my website (more than 70 long articles).
Last year, I started Three Apples (the weekly email you read now).
In March, I plan to start sharing regularly about storytelling on my YouTube channel.
All of that takes a lot of blood, sweat, and time. Well, maybe that’s a bit too dramatic. Then again, I am a storyteller. 😉
I have a simple question for you.
Would you consider supporting me financially in bringing more oral storytelling into the world?
If so, please consider clicking the button below and buying a subscription.
Whether or not you financially support me, I will happily continue to send you this weekly email for free. No worries; there is much more to life than money, and I’m simply happy you are here.
One more thing.
When people ask for money, I always wonder a bit if they are also supporting others themselves.
So, I’d like to mention the two creators I support at the moment with a little of my money:
Beau Miles: Beau is an Australian adventurer, dad, author, and filmmaker. He has all kinds of adventures and makes films about them that I enjoy, and that inspire me.
Martin Shaw: Martin Shaw is a prolific writer and mythteller. The depth of his language and his ideas inspires me in my work as a storyteller. In his substack, he weaves storytelling, faith, the wild, and the poetic together.
Have a great week full of wonderful stories,
Storyteller Rudolf Roos