Gather: Richard Van Camp on the Joy of Storytelling (FNCR 2022)

SKU: 9780889777002

Richard Van Camp
Grade Levels:
Ten, Eleven, Twelve
Book Type:
Paper Back
University of Regina Press
Copyright Date:

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Gather: Richard Van Camp on the Joy of Storytelling is by Richard Van Camp, a member of the Tlicho Dene First Nation. Stories are medicine. During a time of heightened isolation, author Richard Van Camp shares what he knows about the power of storytelling - and offers some of his own favourite stories from Elders, friends, and family. Gathering around a campfire, or the dinner table, we humans have always told stories. Through them, we define our identities and shape our understanding of the world. He writes of the power of storytelling and its potential to transform speakers and audiences alike. In Gather, Van Camp shares what elements make a compelling story and offers insights into basic storytelling techniques, such as how to read a room and how to capture the attention of listeners. And he delves further into the impact storytelling can have, helping readers understand how to create community and how to banish loneliness through their tales. Van Camp also includes stories from Elders whose wisdom influenced him. During a time of uncertainty and disconnection, stories reach across vast distances to offer connection. Gather is a joyful reminder of this for storytellers: all of us.

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