A different kind of story

My experience of storytelling for adults had thus far been limited to Geoff Mead’s inspiring folk tales, which I blogged about here. During the summer I attended a different style of event by Leo Sofer. He is an intuitive storyteller, and creates an atmosphere within the group before telling an unplanned story accompanied  by traditional folk instruments. A one-man band of a unique kind. It was quite extraordinary, with the narrative deftly layered and resolved for the listener. It kind of reminded me of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas in structure, and I certainly took something from both his story and method. For a taster of Leo in action, head over to his story website, where there is a downloadable tale for you to enjoy.

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