Colin Williamson on Storytelling
I’m a talker
Oral Storytelling is an intimate engagement between a storyteller and his or her audience. I’m from the traditional storytelling fraternity that was taught by my father and grandfather before, so I have a deep understanding of this mediums links to the past.
Almost a dying art form, I chose to expand my knowledge and formalise my craft by working with the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. Today I am an accredited storyteller with 1000’s of reads under my belt, entertaining and informing a wide variety of audiences from around the world and age groups.
Traditional storytelling is taken from memory and as a visual thinker I immerse my thoughts into the story so much, I can actually hear the clank of the swords or the smell of the cordite from the guns. All of which leaves my audience with a vivid memory of the story, almost if they were there.
The challenge for any storyteller is to have that deep engagement with the audience and whilst I prefer & provide live events, I recognise that the wider community would benefit from downloadable short stories.To that end, I have several stories “In the can” as it were which can be purchased.
- Half Hangit Maggie (Sample)
- Christmas 1914 (Sample)
- Elleans Isle (Sample)
- The Silver Chanter (Sample)
Interested in buying one of these stories? drop me a mail using the contact form below, alternatively if you have story project in mind and would like to discuss in more depth or just have a question regarding storytelling.
Need to book me now? Check out my calendar where you can select from a number of preformatted service packages.
My daily commitment and schedule allows time for storytelling appointments to be honoured during the day, evenings and weekends by prior arrangement.
Don’t delay act now and let me Colin Williamson be your next storyteller.