This was a literary event of a different kind in Lyme Regis, and was an enlightening experience for me. A small group of around ten people listening to master storyteller Geoff Mead work his magic.
Since parenthood, I’ve told stories to my children, listened to my husband tell stories to them, and also watched gifted children’s storytellers in venues such as the Eden Project. I’d never really thought about storytelling for adults until this opportunity came up. Held in the fabulous, small but perfectly formed, Amid Giants and Idols cafe in Lyme, we sat as a close-knit group as Geoff told us old folk tales; it was lively and engaging, relaxing and thought-provoking.
His book, Coming Home to Story, is published by Vala publishing, so the whole enterprise has a very forward-thinking, yet back to old values feel about it. As well as having some rave reviews, it’s also beautifully styled (click on image for purchasing info):
I’m looking forward to reading it and will seek out more storytelling events in future.