May 03, 2003

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Married for five years and counting

I interviewed the Reverend Victoria Burdick, M. Div Hospice Chaplain ~ Celebrant on August 7th, 2007, we discuss how storytelling can be used in wedding ceremonies to create the ceremony. If you are interested in listening to the interview go to... Take a listen and tell me what you think.

Eric Wolf

About the podcast

The Art of Storytelling with Children podcast was begun by Brother Wolf in the spring 2007 as a way to support the art form world-wide. Every week he interviews a new person on the podcast. Each guest covers a different aspect of the art of storytelling with children. The interviews are conducted in a conference call format in which anyone is welcome to participate on the call. You are welcome to join a call or just listen online, use iTunes, or your podcasting software. If you like what you hear, write a comment on the related post on the blog. It really fuels the guests and the host.

About Brother Wolf, the host of the podcast

Eric James WolfEric James Wolf was born three minutes after the taxi arrived at a New York City hospital on January 20th, 1970. He has attended numerous educational institutions, both public and private, graduating with a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic for which his senior project was storytelling. His experience has included an apprenticeship with a professional storyteller. He completed an M.S. in Environmental Education from Lesley University – sister school to Harvard.

He has been telling stories since 1993 for compensation – but his first public performance was at the age of 8 when his sister told her teacher that he was a good storyteller. The kindergarten teacher proceeded to nod knowingly and invited him to tell a story to her class. Little did she know – 20 minutes later, with the lights turned low, Eric finished telling, “The Old Man in the Shack.” Then the fifteen parents lined up out side were finally able to pick up their children.

Brother Wolf tells several genres of stories: modern fairytales, morality tales, peace stories, historical characterizations and personal tall tales. These stories all have one common theme to them - they teach children to have a magical, mystical and imaginative world view. If you know of some children who need a little reimagining, please let him know.

He travels world-wide. If you are interested in learning more about his storytelling voice and work, check out one of the pages listed on the bottom of the page or in the middle of the page on the right.

Here is a list of a few places he has told stories around the world…

A Few Venues

Albany Free School, Antioch School, American Museum of Natural History, Bank Street School for Children, Bar Harbor YMCA, Maine, Barnard Collage, Blue Theater - Toronto, Canada, Community Access Foundation, Columbia University, Dayton Islamic Elementary, Eco Festival, Frost Valley YMCA camp, The Fund for the City of New York, Hasting on Hudson Grade School. Kings Island Amusement Park, Our Lady Rose Elementary, Macy School,New York City Clear Water Festival, Mid-Hudson Museum of Natural History, New Jersey Liberty Science Center, PS. 75 Elementary School, WBAI Craft Fair, Toronto Blue Theater, 90.7 WJSC RADIO Straight Truth, 99.5 FM WBAI Radio Morning Show