The Cicada Storytelling Workshops

The Cicada Community storytelling slam, in conjunction with the Story House and Garden would like to announce two free storytelling workshops which will be run as part of our ‘Local Storytellers’ series with local storyteller Anne E Stewart Read more about Anne’s work...

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Bringing new people to storytelling

One of the aims of The Cicada is to bring new people to storytelling. If you’ve ever considered it read on, as you hear from one of the contestants from this years Words in Winter Story Slam. Thank you to Kate Taylor and The Local newspaper for featuring...

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A nod to Rod May

I had the great fortune to spend a few seasons with Rod May and both Su Dennett and I know that around September, October Rod would start dreaming up the season. It’s the beginning of veggie growing time and ‘the boxes.’

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The Themes

All stories in the Cicada Story Slam need to not only be local stories, but they need to reflect the theme that has been chosen for each date. You will be judged not only on how good your story was, but also whether it was on theme and local, so make sure you...

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Story Telling Tips

If you wish to tell a story at The Cicada here’s a few pointers to take note. We have borrowed some “Tips and Tricks" from the Moth and we acknowledge their inspiration. Cicada stories are told, not read.  We’ve experienced the way the storyteller connects to audience...

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