Welcome, Andy Frank!
I am so pleased to announce that Andy Frank is joining the WonderLit team this month! Andy is a huge supporter of the arts community, and a talented broadcaster, so I am thrilled that he has accepted my invitation to become Facilitator of Community Development.
In January, Andy will sending a letter to existing subscribers to ask about their WonderLit experience. We'd like to know how our writers are using the site, how they are doing in the program, and how they might wish to be supported in the future. Andy is also going to be conducting some community outreach, using tools like Twitter to bring awareness to the magic of fairytales and inspire newcomers to explore WonderLit.
If you're new to the site, or you've just subscribed, Andy will be your host at the door of the WonderLit program. He's had his own deep and personal experience with the material, and so he will be able to help you ease into the program and answer any general questions you may have.
And While We're Talking About the WonderLit Team...
Looking for Stories? Stay Tuned
The elves are working really hard right now in the WonderLit workshop to support people who are new to fairy tales. A lot of us don't really know these stories, apart from the classics, or the ones that get circulated in cartoons and Disney movies. In order to help people explore the enchanted realm of faerie and find their way to stories, characters, places, and symbols that resonate, I am working on something called The Story Finder. It will be available soon. Stay tuned!
Join us for a storytelling weekend at the Textile Museum!
On April 12-13, 2014, I'll be holding a weekend workshop that will give you a chance to dive into a single fairy tale. We'll pull threads from the story and see what they mean to us, and how we associate them with vital threads of life.
I'll be offering this workshop in collaboration with Storytelling Toronto, so you can register by going to their website. http://www.storytellingtoronto.org/site/in-depth-exploration-of-a-fairy-tale/ We had a wonderful experience doing the workshop last year, and the Textile Museum was a perfect venue. Register soon, because space is limited!
If you're interested in telling your story to an audience or further explorations of storytelling, check out the veritable feast of courses and events that are being offered by Storytelling Toronto. (www.storytellingtoronto.org)
Please check out my latest blog, Letters from Home. I'm writing about the power of symbols in fairy tales, and how the stories' magnetic images can inform our writing and our lives.