For many people if you say the word ‘storytelling’ they presume it is for children. They imagine someone sitting reading aloud from a book or reciting a written text word for word. In recent times authors have been described as storytellers.
To break this mind-set events organisers have often advertised ‘storytelling for adults,’ this usually brings in an audience expecting erotic stories. There are plenty of storytellers who can do this sort of material, and plenty of material to draw from, but adult storytelling can be so much more than this.
So how do you promote the art of storytelling to a wider audience?