The Group September Letter – Redemption? Just another form of triumphalism?

by Geoff Hall on September 30, 2011

September, 2011. Redemption? Just another form of triumphalism?  Dear Arts Mentoring Group, I was at the Tree House on Wednesday night and during Jari’s Question and Answer time that old redemption chestnut surfaced again.   How does a writer understand (…)

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Affirming the life and stories of the Storyteller: Part Three

by Geoff Hall on September 22, 2011

We’ve pondered the thoughts of Susan Sontag and the soteriological function of the storyteller and we have gone back to the oldest stories ever told to a community, the story of Creation.   Kevin J Vanhoozer writes this about ‘the (…)

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Bristol Festival of Literature – 14th-23rd October

by Geoff Hall on September 20, 2011

Hi, From October 14th -23rd there’ll be Bristol’s first Festival of Literature. Check out the link to the website below:           http://unputdownable.org/ There’ll be all sorts of events around the city, including “Green Poems for a Blue Planet” (…)

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Affirming the life and stories of the Storyteller: Part Two

by Geoff Hall on September 14, 2011

Affirming the life and stories of the Storyteller: Part Two. [Please view all video links on full screen] We looked last week at the role of the storyteller, in light of the forthcoming Tree House on Wednesday, September 28th:   (…)

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Affirming the life and stories of the storyteller

by Geoff Hall on September 5, 2011

The oldest story ever told is that of Creation. Not from a book, but orally by the community storyteller. The gathering of the community was the place not just of eating, drinking and discussing the issues of the day, but (…)

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