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If you are organising an event or some training and want one or more storytellers to get involved, here you can find a simple step by step guide that will help you through the process of booking a storyteller.
How many people are you expecting to attend? Do you have a suitable venue? Storytelling works best in intimate spaces, away from any possible source of noise and distraction. A classroom, tent, by the fireside work well while a big hall, a corner of a big room that is in use for something else are challenging environments in which to tell a story.
What is the age range of the audience? If you want a session aimed at children, bear in mind that for the age range 3-16 mixed audiences are not likely to work very well. The stories that engage and interest a 5 years old and a 14 years old are very different!
What kind of stories are you looking for? All of our storytellers have built a varied repertoire over the year, but most of them have an expertise with a particular kind of stories: legends of place, traditional folk tales from Scotland or elsewhere in the world, fairy tales, tall tales, historical tales, modern tales, foundation myths, pour quoi tales, jack tales….). If your audience include people with additional support needs or older people with dementia, you might want to make sure you book someone who is experienced with this kind of audiences.
Search a suitable storyteller here by area, age range expertise or language expertise in our Directory. Alternatively, you can contact us for advice on finding a suitable storyteller or to discuss a project involving storytelling.
Once you have contacted a storyteller (either directly or through us) and have agreed the details of the booking, the Scottish Storytelling Centre or the storyteller will formalise the engagement by sending you a booking letter, which you are required to acknowledge. An invoice will follow, unless differently agreed. You can find our recommended rates here.
Here is a quick checklist of things to prepare ahead of the event in order for the event to run as smoothly as possible:
Here you can find our recommended booking rates.
Here you can find guidelines on booking a storyteller.
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