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How to Create and Run a Storytelling Club

An information pack for anyone interested in starting or running a storytelling club for children or adults.

Where you begin will depend on what you already know and do.

  • If storytelling as a concept is new to you then look at Sections 1 and 5, where you will find general descriptions and explanations, guidelines and tips.
  • If you know something of storytelling already but not much about clubs, start with Section 2 for general principles and pointers about running clubs.
  • Then see Section 3 or 4 for more detailed practical advice and distilled experience about the kind of club that interests you.
  • Finally, Sources & Resources has more detailed accounts of how people have planned and run clubs that are available from the Scottish Storytelling Centre.


Collated by Ewan McVicar