What the presenter calls "Organic Storytelling" allows the folktale to grow organically with images of each new teller and audience by adapting and augmenting the mentor's work, Dr. Mara Capy (1970), which she found from an ethnographer in West Africa. Learn to use "Organic Interventions" and encourage listeners to use their "mind's eye," then share their ideas at certain times in the process. Learn how to model Carl Rogers' view that feelings are not right or wrong and that the difference between feeling and action is thinking - often creative thinking at that! In this way the story, a gift from the past, becomes the story of folk in the present.
Presented by Gail Herman, Adjunct Professor Lesley University, on March 29, 2012, Community of Scholars Day, Lesley University, University Hall, Room 2-048.
Storytelling, Creative process, Folktales, Mara Capy, Carl Rogers
Herman, Gail, "Organic Storytelling: A Key for Promoting Creativity, Community and Healing Activities in Education with Twice-Exceptional Students" (2012). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 21.