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WonderLit™ is an online creative writing program that I’ve created which will allow you to access your inner world by following the path of a fairy tale.
This is one of my favorite fairy tale sites on the web and one that I recommend to all my workshop participants. SurLaLune Fairy Tales features 49 annotated fairy tales, including their histories, similar tales across cultures, modern interpretations—in addition to over 1,500 illustrations. Also discover over 1,600 folktales and fairy tales from around the world in more than 40 full-text e-books. A discussion forum is also available.
The Center for Story and Symbol, founded by Dr. Jonathan Young, offers continuing education seminars and workshops on the psychology of fairy tales, mythic stories, creativity, movies as mythic imagination, and writing in therapy. CE hours are available for psychologists, marriage and family therapists, teachers, social workers, nurses, and other mental health professionals. Dr. Young is a psychologist and storyteller who was the Founding Curator of the Joseph Campbell Archives and Library. As a professor, Dr. Young created and chaired the Mythological Studies Department at the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.
PJ Lynch, who has generously lent his illustration of The Frog King to the Dose of Wonder section of my site, is a supremely accomplished illustrator living in Dublin, Ireland. PJ has worked as a Children’s Book Illustrator since leaving Brighton College of Art in England in 1984. He has won many awards including the Mother Goose Award, the Christopher Medal three times, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal on two occasions, first for The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, and again for When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest. The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey has sold more than a million copies in the United States alone, and has recently been made into a motion picture starring Tom Berenger and Joely Richardson.
Artist Virginia Lee, who did the stunning cover for The May Queen, began her career sculpting accessories for Wendy Froud’s dolls, which are sold and collected internationally. Virginia studied art and design at Exeter College, and Illustration at Kingston University. She worked as a sculptor on the set of Peter Jackson's film trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, in New Zealand. She has illustrated two children’s books, The Frog Bride and Persephone and currently works full time as a mythic artist and illustrator living Brighton, England.
The Mythic Imagination Institute offers conferences, performance festivals, and lectures as part of its larger purpose to encourage a creative response to our lives, as individuals, families, tribes, communities, nations and as a world. They produce an online magazine called Mythic Passages and sponsor an annual conference called Mythic Journeys, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Storytellers’ School of Toronto offers a wide range of programs and events for beginner and advanced storytellers. They also host an annual Storytelling Festival that draws guest tellers from all over the world. Check out their calendar for current events, and don’t miss their weekly gathering in Toronto, 1,001 Friday Nights of Storytelling.
The National Storytelling Network and the International Storytelling Center (ISC) are U.S. organizations dedicated to advancing the art of storytelling as a performing art, teaching aid, and cultural transformation process.
The Healing Story Alliance is a special interest group of the National Storytelling Network, which explores and promotes the use of storytelling in healing. This web site offers an extensive bibliography, membership (listed by state, name and focus), articles, stories, events, a free list serve and other pertinent information to applying storytelling for healing purposes.